League Prize winner

Sarah Aziz and Lindsey Krug

Sarah Aziz, Lindsey Krug | Mono-Poly-Dollar, 2022. Image credit: Sarah Aziz/Lindsey Krug

Established in 1981, the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is a juried portfolio competition for early-career practitioners in North America, organized around a yearly theme.

Sarah Aziz and Lindsey Krug won a 2023 award.

Based in Albuquerque, Sarah Aziz is a designer who researches patterns of migration across scales and contexts. Lindsey Krug, based in Chicago and Milwaukee, is a designer who focuses on the role of the built environment in reifying bodily taboos and inequities. Since 2020, Aziz and Krug have shared a long-distance design and research practice. Together, they investigate and unsettle the overlooked and the everyday, from dollar stores to tumbleweed, through provocative graphics, research, and installations.

Recent projects include:

Sarah Aziz received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Liverpool John Moores University and an MArch from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. Aziz has held art and architecture residencies at numerous institutions, including The Arctic Circle, Art Omi, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and MASS MoCA.

Lindsey Krug holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and an MArch from Harvard University GSD. She is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Architecture and Urban Planning. In 2023–24, Krug will be a faculty fellow at UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies.

Aziz and Krug were 2020-21 Fitzhugh Scott Fellows at UWM. Their work has been shown at the Chicago Architecture Center and Milwaukee’s Mobile Design Box Gallery. In 2022, they received a Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change, and Society from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.