Architectural League announces winners of 2018 prize for Young Architects + Designers
By Jonathan Hilburg
The Architect’s Newspaper
2 May 2018
Photo courtesy of SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop
College of Environmental Design lecturer Dan Spiegel’s was one of six winners of the 2018 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, a prestigious honor awarded by the Architectural League of New York.
The theme for this year’s awards, “Objective,” asked participants to examine the role of objectivity in today’s society when the notion is simultaneously elevated as well as undermined by technology, science, and politics. If we truly do live in a post-truth world, what does objectivity mean for architecture?
Spiegel, a co-founder of SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop along with Megumi Aihara, seeks to find the intersection of urban design and architecture. The firm has an expansive portfolio with projects such as the front desk of the Casper office and the try-on truck for True & Co, a lingerie startup. The firm was also recently recognized with in the Architect’s Newspaper’s 2017 Best of Design Awards for Young Architects.
In its 37th year, the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is an annual competition, series of lectures, and exhibition organized by The Architectural League and its Young Architects and Designers Committee. The prize is aimed at honoring up-and-coming architectural and design talent.
From June 21 to August 4, an exhibition featuring an installation from each of the winners will be installed at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design / The New School in New York. On June 22, Spiegel, along with other winners, will be giving lectures in the same location.