League Prize winner

Daisy Ames of Studio Ames

Studio Ames | Linee Occulte: Drawing Architecture, citygroup, New York, NY, 2021. Image credit: Alan Tansey

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.

Daisy Ames of Studio Ames won a 2023 award.

Daisy Ames founded Studio Ames in New York City in 2017. The architectural research and design office responds to two of the built environment’s most pressing crises: the housing crisis and the climate crisis. Intervening at the nexus of the two, the practice’s work examines housing policy, segregation, and repression as well as sustainable construction materials and techniques. The results illuminate often-invisible elements of the built environment and offer a challenge to traditional domestic paradigms.

Recent projects include:

Daisy Ames holds a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology and a bachelor’s in the history of art and architecture, both from Brown University. She received her MArch from Yale University and currently teaches at The Cooper Union and the Yale School of Architecture. 

Studio Ames’ work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Citygroup, Art Omi, a83 Gallery, and A+D Museum. The practice received a 2020 Best of Design Award from The Architect’s Newspaper and in 2021, AIA NY and The Center for Architecture awarded Ames a Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant.