League Prize 2024 Day 1: Lola Ben-Alon, Strat Coffman

The first day of presentations by winners of “Dirty,” the 2024 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers.

June 13, 2024
12:00 p.m.

Left: The Natural Materials Lab, Lynette Widder, Greg Yetman | Raw Earth Sgraffito, Reid Hall, Paris, France, 2023. Image credit: Fred Jagueneau. Right: Strat Coffman, Aaron Powers | Poly Pockets, Goethe Institut, Boston, MA, 2023. Image credit: Strat Coffman/Aaron Powers

Established in 1981, the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is a juried portfolio competition for early-career practitioners in North America, organized around a yearly theme.

The 2024 competition theme, Dirty, asked entrants to reject sanitized ways of working. Composed by the 2024 Young Architects + Designers Committee, the theme statement invited designers to “look beyond their presentations of professionalism, respectability, and expertise” and “show us your dirty ways and dirty things.”

The first day of presentations by the winners of the 2024 League Prize will feature Lola Ben-Alon of The Natural Materials Lab and Strat Coffman.

The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with 2024 Young Architects + Designers Committee member Rodrigo Escandón Cesarman. Escandón Cesarman is a founding principal of the Mexico City-based studio APRDELESP.


The Architectural League Prize is made possible by JUDLOWE, Tischler und Sohn, and Delta Millworks.

The Architectural League Prize is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. 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. League Prize public programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.