League Prize winner

Lindsey May of Studio Mayd

Studio Mayd | Lines in Space: Moldings et all, 2021. Image courtesy Studio Mayd

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.

Lindsey May of Studio Mayd won a 2021 award.

Lindsey May founded her Washington, DC-based firm, Studio Mayd, in 2017. The studio’s competition entry provided a holistic approach to its residential projects and argued persuasively that unglamorous but critical aspects of architectural practice, from developing project proposals to compensating employees, merit greater attention and recognition in order to foster a more sustainable, equitable discipline.

Recent and current projects include:

May earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and an MArch from Princeton University. She is the assistant director of the architecture program at the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at University of Maryland, where she is also a clinical assistant professor.

In 2020 May received the inaugural Architect + Educator Award from the AIA|DC, as well as the Dean’s Award and the Outstanding Educator Award from the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, University of Maryland. She was a competition finalist, with architect Julia Chapman, for the Dupont Underground Re-Ball Competition.

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