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2013 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 |

The Architectural League of New York today announced the six winners of Range, the thirty-second annual Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. The League Prize is one of North Americaʼs most prestigious awards for young architects.

This yearʼs winners are:

Casa Periscopio; PRAUD (Photo: Federico Trujillo)

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Casa Periscopio; PRAUD (Photo: Federico Trujillo)

The League Prize is an annual portfolio competition organized by the Architectural League under the direction of League Program Director Anne Rieselbach and the Young Architects and Designers Committee. The committee, a group selected each year from past winners of the League Prize, is responsible for developing the programʼs theme and selecting competition jurors.

4D Printing: Single strand self-folding into a 3D cube; Skylar Tibbits | The Self-Assembly Lab, MIT Education & Research & Development | Stratasys Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Research Group | Autodesk

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4D Printing: Single strand self-folding into a 3D cube; Skylar Tibbits | The Self-Assembly Lab, MIT Education & Research & Development | Stratasys Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Research Group | Autodesk

This yearʼs theme, Range, reflects the committeeʼs perception of young architectsʼ careers as explorations of “potential boundaries with practices that are radical…that search the edges of the discipline to find its limits.” The committee called for designers to express “the range [they] operate within and how that range reacts as [they] encounter perceived limits of the profession.”

Kiev Botanical Garden, underwater; Lcla Office in collaboration with Melissa Naranjo and Manon Mollard

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Kiev Botanical Garden, underwater; Lcla Office in collaboration with Melissa Naranjo and Manon Mollard

Open to designers ten years or less out of school, the competition draws entrants from around North America. Winners will lecture in June and display their work in an exhibition on view through the summer. Their work will also be featured in a new volume of the Young Architects series jointly published by Princeton Architectural Press and the League, and their ideas and work will be featured in original interviews and video on the Leagueʼs website.

Periscope: Foam Tower, Atlanta, GA; Matter Design with Supermanoeuvre (Photo: Brandon Clifford)

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Periscope: Foam Tower, Atlanta, GA; Matter Design with Supermanoeuvre (Photo: Brandon Clifford)

This year’s League Prize jury included Teresita Fernandez, artist and sculptor; Paul Lewis, principal, LTL Architects; Thom Mayne, principal, Morphosis Architects; Charles Waldheim, professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Meejin Yoon, principal, Howeler + Yoon Architecture. Committee members were Benjamin Aranda, Aranda/Lasch; Seung Teak Lee, stpmj; and Michael Szivos, SOFTlab.

“nonLin/Lin Pavilion” | Permanent collection of the FRAC Centre, Orleans, France; MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY (Photo: Francois Lauginie)

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“nonLin/Lin Pavilion” | Permanent collection of the FRAC Centre, Orleans, France; MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY (Photo: Francois Lauginie)

EXHIBITION
June 25—August 1, 2013

The exhibition will be open daily 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will also be open on the evenings of the lectures. The exhibition is on view at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue. Admission is free.

Playa Grande Main House, Dominican Republic; Young Projects

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Playa Grande Main House, Dominican Republic; Young Projects

LECTURES

June 25, 2013
Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, Matter Design
Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim, PRAUD
Skylar J.E. Tibbits, SJET

June 27, 2013
Luis Callejas, Lcla Office
Marc Fornes, MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
Bryan Young, Young Projects

Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. The lectures will be held at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue. Admission is free for League members and $10 for non-members.



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