League Prize 2019: Just

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

The 2019 competition asked entrants to consider the just in how they approach the practice of architecture, whether through experimentation in research and design advocacy or by advancing speculative and applied techniques within the discipline. The theme was developed by the 2019 Young Architects + Designers Committee, which included recent League Prize winners Isabel Abascal, Bryony Roberts, and Anya Sirota.

The jury included Abascal, Roberts, and Sirota, in addition to Mario Gooden, Juliet Kinchin, and Paul Lewis.

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


The Architectural League Prize receives generous support from Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Hunter Douglas Architectural, Kubany Judlowe, 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. The League thanks the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design / The New School, for co-sponsoring and hosting the League Prize exhibition and lectures and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design / The New School for their additional support.


Event and exhibition listings


Courtroom spectacular

Founded by a designer, the Young New Yorkers program uses art and architecture to rethink young people's experience of the criminal justice system.

June 17, 2019

Flipping things upside down

In her Not White Walls project, Mira Hasson Henry explores issues of personal expression, cultural identity, and architectural value systems.

June 17, 2019

Getting out there and doing

Gregory Melitonov discusses Taller KEN’s design–build program, which brings young architects from around the world to Latin American cities.

June 17, 2019

Inventing f-architecture

Dissatisfied with conventional models of architectural practice, the designers behind the feminist collaborative created their own.

July 23, 2019

Salir y hacer

Gregory Melitonov habla sobre el programa de diseño y construcción de Taller KEN que lleva arquitectos jóvenes a ciudades latinoamericanas.

July 16, 2019

Lecture Videos