League Prize 2017: Support

Established in 1981 to recognize visionary work by young practitioners, The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, lecture series, and exhibition led by the League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee.

The 2017 competition asked architects to consider what props up the discipline today. The theme was developed by the 2017 Young Architects + Designers Committee, which comprised Erin Besler, Aaron Forrest, and Sung Goo Yang.

The jury included Besler, Forrest, and Yang, in addition to Sylvia Lavin, Guy Nordenson, Mark Robbins, and Shohei Shigematsu.

The competition is organized by The Architectural League’s program director, Anne Rieselbach.

Winner profiles

LANZA Atelier

Mexico City's Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo practice as LANZA Atelier.


The work of Molly Hunker and Greg Corso unites playfulness and rigor.


Image and meaning

Jonathan Louie and Nicole McIntosh speak with the Architectural League's Catarina Flaksman and Akiva Blander.

January 10, 2018

On meaning and noise

Influenced by her background in international relations, Michelle JaJa Chang explores systems of representation.

January 22, 2018

Taking humor seriously

Mustafa Faruki believes that architecture should reflect the full range of human emotions.

January 30, 2018

Lecture videos

LANZA Atelier lecture

Isabel Martínez Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo present their League Prize installation and other work.

February 23, 2018

SPORTS lecture

League Prize winners Greg Corso and Molly Hunker discuss their design philosophy and approach.

February 13, 2018

Event and exhibition listings


The Architectural League Prize is made possible by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown and Tischler und Sohn. League programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support is also provided by the Next Generation Fund, an alumni fund of The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Architectural League Prize programs.

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