League Prize 2018: Objective

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 2018 competition asked entrants to consider objectivity today as simultaneously elevated and undermined, in an era in which technology, science, and “post-truths” coexist. How do we define or understand architecture in a post-truth world? The theme was developed by the 2018 Young Architects + Designers Committee, which comprised past League Prize winners Neeraj Bhatia, Molly Hunker, and William O’Brien, Jr.

The jury included Bhatia, Hunker, and O’Brien, in addition to Tatiana Bilbao, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Georgeen Theodore, and Claire Weisz.

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

Event and exhibition listings

Interviews

Moving house

Dan Spiegel explores the complex relationship between design and domesticity.

April 27, 2018

Lecture videos

Anya Sirota lecture

Sirota, a cofounder of Akoaki, makes playful contributions to public discourse through architecture.

July 3, 2018

Bryony Roberts lecture

Roberts explores the notion of site specificity in work spanning multiple scales and media.

July 2, 2018

Cadaster lecture

The Brooklyn firm explores the material, spatial, and legal forces that shape the built environment.

July 3, 2018

Kwong Von Glinow lecture

Chicago architects Alison Von Glinow and Lap Chi Kwong discuss their accessible approach to design.

July 3, 2018

Dan Spiegel lecture

The SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop cofounder discusses work including housing and offices.

July 2, 2018

Support

The Architectural League Prize receives generous support from Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Hunter Douglas Architectural, and Tischler und Sohn. The League Prize is also supported by the Next Generation Fund, an alumni fund of The Architectural League's Emerging Voices and Architectural League Prize programs, and the J. Clawson Mills Fund of The Architectural League. Architectural League programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 
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More from past League Prize winners

SPORTS lecture

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