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Joshua Prince-Ramus

Architect/New York City

The autonomous language of architecture is doomed, and why architecture schools should teach more about contracts.

Wednesday · 11 April 2007 · 7:00 PM
Hancock Hall, Room 100
Olivio Ferrari Lecture, sponsored by the Blue Ridge AIA and Hollis Leland Design

Joshua Prince-Ramus, formerly co-owner and partner with Rem Koolhas in OMA New York, announced, in 2006, that he and Mr. Koolhas had changed their business relationship to allow Mr. Prince-Ramus and his team in the U.S. to operate independently. Mr. Prince-Ramus’s firm, established with Erez Ella, will be known as Ramus Ella Architects (REX).

OMA and REX will maintain a working relationship and will jointly seek new opportunities in the U.S. The partnership between Mr. Koolhaas and Mr. Prince-Ramus is best known for producing the Seattle Central Library, completed in May 2004, and the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, completed in October 2001. Prior to founding OMA New York in 2000, Mr. Prince-Ramus worked for five years as a Project Architect for OMA in Rotterdam. Mr. Ella is an Associate at OMA New York and has worked with OMA since 1999.