League Prize 2021: Night 2

With Tei Carpenter of Agency–Agency and Rodrigo Escandón Cesarman and Ricardo Roxo Matias of APRDELESP.

June 22, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Left: Agency—Agency | New Public Hydrant, "Hydrants for All," New York, NY, 2018-ongoing. Credit: Tei Carpenter / Chris Woebken. Right: APRDELESP | Case Study 44 (Parque Experimental El Eco), Mexico City, 2016. Image courtesy APRDELESP

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 second evening of lectures by winners of the 2021 Architectural League Prize features Tei Carpenter of Agency—Agency (New York, NY and Toronto, Canada) and Rodrigo Escandón Cesarman and Ricardo Roxo Matias of APRDELESP (Mexico City).

The 2021 theme, Housekeeping, asked entrants to consider ideas of oversight and control, maintenance and responsibility, and labor and care in their work. How should we think about the maintenance of our disciplinary home? What is it about the way designers work that we’re so desperate to maintain, preserve, and protect? Could we redirect our efforts toward caring for ourselves, one another, and the environment?

The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with 2021 Young Architects + Designers Committee member Cyrus Peñarroyo, co-founder of EXTENTS.


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

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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 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.