CALL FOR ENTRIES
Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition in June 2013. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A catalogue of winning work will be published by the Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press.
The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, lecture series, and exhibition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee. The Prize was established in 1981 to recognize specific works of high quality and to encourage the exchange of ideas among young people who might otherwise not have a forum. For a list of past winners, click here.
Your work is great, now what? You have a lot of skills, so what? Young architects and designers are diversifying their skills at a remarkable pace that matches and sometimes exceeds the expansion of project types, pragmatic as well as speculative. A young studio often stands out for its design approach more than its realized work. Instead of defining your stance through an agenda or thesis, we would like you to define it through your range. Architecture seems without bounds right now. It can be anything. Young architects explore potential boundaries with practices that are radical, that search the edges of the discipline to find its limits. We are asking you to define your position through the boundaries you push, test, define or exceed. Your range has the ability not only to define your work but also the practice of architecture as a whole. There are no greater stakes than these larger implications for the field. We would like to know the range you operate within and how that range reacts as you encounter perceived limits of the profession. What range of projects do you explore? What range do you investigate in formal treatments, construction, paradigm shifts, material experiments and applications? How far do you extend your range by rethinking programs? Is your range defined by your skills or the geography you practice in? Is your range focused or broad? How far is your range from where you began? How do you set up your range to balance risk and safety? What range does your practice graze in?