League Prize 2022: Night 1

With representatives of Citygroup and Nathan Friedman and Francisco Quiñones of Departamento del Distrito.

June 15, 2022
6:30 p.m.

Left: Citygroup | Citygroup Storefront Space, New York, NY, ongoing. Image courtesy Citygroup. Right: Departamento del Distrito | En-Medio, Mexico City, Mexico, ongoing. Image courtesy Departamento del Distrito

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.

The 2022 theme, Grounding, asked entrants to reflect on the substance of design’s foundations. How do young architects tether their work and practices to the grounds upon which they design? How can designers respond to both the particularities of location and the ubiquity of global forces? What are intentional approaches to and forms of grounding?

The first evening of lectures by winners of the 2022 Architectural League Prize features representatives of Citygroup (New York, NY) and Nathan Friedman and Francisco Quiñones of Departamento del Distrito (Mexico City, Mexico).

The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with 2022 Young Architects + Designers Committee member Gabriel Cuéllar. Cuéllar is a co-founder of Cadaster and a professor-in-practice at the University of Minnesota.


The Architectural League Prize is made possible by Tischler und SohnDelta Millworks, and Judlowe.

League programs are made possible, 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Support is also provided 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.