The Architectural League Prize, one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects and designers, has been awarded to six emerging practitioners. Each recipient, whose work was deemed to be “exemplary and provocative” by the jury, presented their portfolios under the theme of “Overlay,” as the term “directs - rather than merely reconstructs - process.” This theme will now set the stage for a public forum in which each winner will use to exchange ideas.
The 2014 Architectural League Prize winners are:
Kutan Ayata and Michael Young, Young & Ayata, Brooklyn
Kutan Ayata and Michael Young view the reality of contemporary building as a provocation to the progression of experiments in form, material and technology.
Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder, The LADG, Los Angeles
Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder draw on history to craft unexpected solutions to conventional problems.
Adam Fure, SIFT Studio, Ann Arbor
By conducting experiments with new treatments for old substances, Adam Fure’s studio promotes architecture’s unique capacity to shape experience.
Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman, Norman Kelley, Brooklyn and Chicago
Purposefully disrupting the notion of “correctness,” Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman vulgarize, satirize and reposition (lofty) material to elevate the ordinary.
Jenny E. Sabin, Jenny Sabin Studio, Philadelphia
Jenny E. Sabin investigates the intersection of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.
Geoffrey von Oeyen, Geoffrey von Oeyen Design, Los Angeles
Geoffrey von Oeyen characterizes the relationship within each project as a dialogue that seeks to reveal essential geometric paradigms.
The six winners will now be invited to present their work in a variety of public fora, including lectures, an exhibition, a catalogue published by Princeton Architectural Press (forthcoming, Spring 2015), and on the League’s website.
You can find more information about the program and this year's winners, here.
News via the Architectural League.