This is not a Beaux Arts Ball

Experience an unconventional and forward-looking virtual gathering for our members and supporters.

March 6, 2021
8:00 p.m.

We have sorely missed opportunities to gather, connect, and simply enjoy ourselves over these past months of social distance. With that in mind, on Saturday evening, March 6, 2021, The Architectural League will host a visually and acoustically rich virtual gathering for our members and supporters.

This is not a Beaux Arts Ball. The annual Ball—the most highly anticipated event for the design community—must be reinvented this year. We’ve conceived a festive social experience that will help to recreate the feeling of being together again, built on the immersive SpatialWeb platform. Over the course of the evening, attendees will be able to mingle, hold conversations with friends, and explore uniquely designed 3D environments. The only price of admission is a year of League membership, and all current members and recent contributors are invited to attend. You must register in advance by emailing to receive your ticket link.

Event Chairs
Paul Lewis and Rachel Judlowe

Installation Design
Kevin Hirth of KEVIN HIRTH Co.
Neyran Turan of NEMESTUDIO

Sound Design
Evan Zierk

Virtual Venue
SpatialWeb in partnership with Beneville Studios

Event Organizer
Daniel Cioffi

What to expect
Participants will be able to join from their web browser on a computer, phone, or tablet. A stable internet connection and headphones are required. A webcam is recommended for the best experience. Maximum event capacity is 700 attendees. Attendees can socialize and explore freely over the course of the evening. Brief remarks will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. for all who are present in the space.

The League thanks our event sponsors and collaborators

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact League Development & Membership Manager Daniel Cioffi at

Patron Sponsor

Sustainer Sponsor

Advocate Sponsor

Virtual Venue Provided By

The Architectural League would like to thank Eric Pulier, SpatialWeb, Michael Beneville, and Beneville Studios for providing the platform and services to help make this event possible.

About SpatialWeb
SpatialWeb is a next generation web-based platform that provides a more engaging and communal online experience. Co-founded by CEO Eric Pulier and Chief Creative Officer Michael Beneville, SpatialWeb’s mission is to provide “remote togetherness”—the feeling of “being there” together. SpatialWeb offers a rich, highly dynamic environment on phones, tablets, computers and via extended reality (XR), putting the “soul in the machine” and offering a new canvas for human imagination and connection.

About Beneville Studios
Beneville Studios is an Idea Manifestation Machine based in New York City that partners with companies to bring them into the 21st century by creating transformative experiences and reimagining clients’ physical spaces as a way of enhancing their core businesses. Beneville Studios is a partner in SpatialWeb.


More on the designers of this year's virtual installation


League Prize 2016 winners: Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez of NEMESTUDIO

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NEMESTUDIO's founders discuss the themes underlying their work as they prepare for the League Prize exhibition.