Mira Hasson Henry of (HA)

Mira Henry | Not White Walls, Los Angeles, CA, 2017. Courtesy of Mira Henry.

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.

Mira Hasson Henry of (HA) won a 2019 award.

Mira Hasson Henry founded Los Angeles-based (HA) in 2016. The practice draws on common building elements – including windows, cladding, and eaves – to explore topics such as inclusion and identity. Through installations, performances, models, wallpaper, and photography, Henry examines the possibilities of different modes of architectural representation.

Recent projects include:

  • Rough Coat, an installation at SCI-Arc Gallery, is based on the idea of a monumental blanket to create an inviting and interactive environment for visitors.
  • The View Inside, a solo exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, explores the translation of real architectural spaces into representational flat surfaces.  
  • Not White Walls, a project based on the vernacular architecture of South Los Angeles’ single-story houses which includes a photographic series, models, and a temporary installation.

Henry was the recipient of the 2011 Archiprix International Gold Medal and the 2010 Henry Adams AIA Award.

Henry received a BA in art history from the University of Chicago and an MArch from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently a design faculty and DID coordinator at the Southern California Institute for Architecture.

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