OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu on NYC

OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu on NYC

Shohei Shigematsu joined OMA in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He has led the OMA office in New York since 2006 and is responsible for OMA’s operations in North America. He is currently in charge of Cornell University’s new building for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, NY, and a residential tower with Creative Artist Agency in Manhattan among other projects.

Shigematsu was project leader for the winning competition entry for the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and has been a driving force in conceptual projects such as the Universal headquarters in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum extension in New York, the Tokyo vertical Campus, the China National Museum and Prada Epicenters for Shanghai and London.

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Shohei Shigematsu is the director of internationally renowned architecture firm OMA in New York. He has been a driving force in conceptual projects such as the Universal headquarters in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum extension in New York, the China National Museum and Prada Epicenters for Shanghai and London. Here we visit the New York offices to discuss urban planning, his latest project with Marina Abramovic and the role of architects in society.

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