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 organized by the League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee.


The 2018 theme, Objective, 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, comprised of past League Prize winners including Neeraj Bhatia, Molly Hunker, and William O’Brien, Jr.

The jury and selection process

The 2018 jury included the members of the 2018 Young Architects + Designers Committee in addition to Tatiana Bilbao, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Georgeen Theodore, and Claire Weisz. The League Prize is organized by Program Director Anne Rieselbach.

Event and exhibition listings


Moving house

Dan Spiegel explores the complex relationship between design and domesticity.

April 27, 2018


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.


More from past League Prize winners

Understanding architectural tools

First Office explores new ways of thinking about architectural production and tools while being “honest or forthright about ... our sources and references.”

SPORTS lecture

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