League Prize 2022 Exhibition: Grounding

June 14, 2022—ongoing

The online exhibition features original work by the six winners of the 2022 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. In combination with their lectures and interviews, this exhibition spotlights the winners’ interpretations of Grounding, the 2022 competition theme, which asked entrants to reflect on the substance of design’s foundations and their own searches for grounding as young designers. The installations reflect a rich variety of responses to this prompt, as well as the broader diversity of the winners’ interests and modes of practice.

Traversing the virtual and the physical, Grounding includes both entirely digital projects and documentation of physical installations in communities across North America. The projects span a wide range of media and settings, from photographs to sound compositions, private homes to public spaces and galleries.

Download an 11×17 or 17×22 PDF of the exhibition poster designed by Pentagram.


Nathan Friedman and Francisco Quiñones | Departamento del Distrito

Isaac Stein and Maggie Tsang | Dept.

Farzin Lotfi-Jam | Farzin Farzin

Xavi Laida Aguirre | stock-a-studio

Jose Amozurrutia and Carlos Facio | TO


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.