League Prize winner

Coryn Kempster of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster

Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik's Vertical Line Garden in Quebec. Credit: Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik

The League Prize is an annual competition that has been organized by The Architectural League since 1981. Open to designers ten years or less out of school, it draws entrants from around North America.

Coryn Kempster of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster received a 2018 award.

Whether working on public spaces, oral histories of modernist houses, or single-family homes, Coryn Kempster emphasizes the role of experience and memory in architecture.

Coryn Kempster received a BA from the University of Toronto and an MArch degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2014 he founded his firm, Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, with Julia Jamrozik. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Recent projects include:
Full Circle, a swing set commissioned for a vacant lot in Buffalo, NY.
Growing up Modern, an oral history and documentation research project.

In 2014, Kempster was the recipient of MIT’s Lawrence B. Anderson Alumni Award research grant.