Rosalie Genevro

2023 President’s Medal honoree

May 23, 2023

The President’s Medal is The Architectural League’s highest honor and is bestowed, at the discretion of the League’s President and Board of Directors, on individuals to recognize extraordinary achievements in architecture, urbanism, art, design, and the environment.

On May 23, 2023, Architectural League president Mario Gooden presented the 2023 President’s Medal to Rosalie Genevro in recognition of her 38 of service as the executive director of The Architectural League.

The Medal was presented at a gala dinner in New York. Mario Gooden, the League’s president; Pentagram partner, Michael Beirut; Annabelle Selldorf, principal of Selldorf Architects; Billie Tsien, principal of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; Paul Lewis, principal of LTL Architects; and Quilian Riano, dean of Pratt School of Architecture, celebrated Rosalie with remarks. The event was co-chaired by Gooden, Riano, and Tsien.


In his presentation of the Medal, League President Mario Gooden read the following citation:

Over her nearly four decades of leadership, Rosalie Genevro has balanced The Architectural League’s longstanding interest in the art of architecture with a tireless commitment to interdisciplinary and intergenerational exchange. Creating myriad significant opportunities for architects and designers to be informed by and engaged with the challenges of the public realm, she has advocated for and demonstrated architecture’s contributions to social and spatial justice and to the health of the environment. The programs and initiatives Genevro has launched have widened the League’s lens and brought to the fore a diversity of voices, including many from allied fields. Genevro’s promotion of public discourse and thoughtful engagement and her work for meaningful change leave a lasting legacy for the League and New York City’s civic and cultural life.

Rosalie Genevro

In her 38 years as executive director of The Architectural League, Rosalie Genevro has been a champion of architecture as a vital form of creative and intellectual inquiry, with a committed focus on design ethics, spatial justice, and architecture’s role in shaping our common future. Through groundbreaking exhibitions, publications, and design studies, she has created myriad opportunities for architects to reimagine the discipline and its contributions to the public realm and an inclusive society. All the while, she has worked to strengthen the League as a local and global community bringing together students and internationally recognized architects alike, alongside activists, writers, city planners, graphic designers, and artists.

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