Pew Fellow Jenny Sabin Awarded the 2014 Architectural League Prize

1/3: Jenny Sabin, 2010 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
2/3: Jenny Sabin, Branching Morphogenesis, 2008. Photo courtesy of the artist.
3/3: Jenny Sabin, Branching Morphogenesis, 2008. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Jenny Sabin, a 2010 Pew Fellow and principal and founder of Philadelphia-based Jenny Sabin Studio, has been awarded a 2014 Architectural League Prize. The prize, established in 1981, “recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.”

According to the Architectural League website, each year a portfolio competition results in six winners, who are then invited to present their work in a variety of public fora, including lectures, an exhibition, and a catalog published by Princeton Architectural Press. This year’s committee members asked entrants to organize their work under the theme of overlay and “how the idea of overlay (iterative, conceptual, and notational) drives discourse, tension between iterations, design solutions, and the parameters by which work is reviewed.”

Sabin is currently an assistant professor at Cornell University. Her past projects include Branching Morphogenesis, a three-dimensional “datascape” made up of 75,000 zip ties, and myThread Pavilion, a work commissioned by Nike Flyknit Collective. Last year Jenny Sabin Studio, in collaboration with ISA Architects (including founding principal and 2011 Pew Fellow Brian Phillips), worked on a new 31-unit housing development in Francisville, Philadelphia.

Sabin will discuss her work on June 26 in a public lecture alongside fellow winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize: Kutan Ayata and Michael Young of Young & Ayata and Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman of Norman Kelley.

Read more about Sabin and the other 2014 Architectural League Prize winners >

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