League Prize 2020 Exhibition

July 10, 2020—ongoing

The 2020 League Prize program is presented entirely online. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated moving the annual exhibition from the galleries of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School to a virtual environment.

After initially creating site-specific gallery installations, the winners adeptly translated their ideas into a digital format. Their solutions employ images, audio, videos, and interactive platforms to document architectural work ranging from conceptual explorations and completed projects to small-scale structures created expressly for the exhibition. Considered alongside interviews, lectures, and other information on the League’s website, the installations provide an opportunity to explore the values that shape each firm’s work.




Michan Architecture

New Affiliates

View Roof Cuttings.



Image credits

From top to bottom: d.esk, Formlessfinder, Andy Chen, Arturo Arrieta and Luis Young, Jesse Whiles, Rafael Gamo.


Program sponsors

Hunter Douglas Architectural
Kubany Judlowe
Tischler und Sohn

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.

Architectural League programs are supported, 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.

The League thanks the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design / The New School, who for the past decade have co-sponsored and hosted the League Prize exhibition and lectures, with additional support from the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design / The New School. We thank the curators and design faculty for their advice and encouragement this year, and look forward to resuming the exhibition and lectures at Parsons in 2021.