Space.City and AIA Lecture: Joshua Prince Ramus of REX
"Architecture is not created by individuals. The genius sketch . . . is a myth. Architecture is made by a team of committed people who work together, and in fact, success usually has more to do with dumb determination than with genius."
Adopting what he describes as a "hyper-rational" approach to architecture, Joshua Prince-Ramus believes logic can act as the catalyst for extraordinary buildings. REX's current projects include Museum Plaza in Louisville, KY; the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, TX; the Annenberg Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA; and the Forward Residence in New York, NY.
Prior to establishing REX, Mr. Prince-Ramus was a Partner at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and founder of the firms U.S. branch, OMA New York. While with OMA, Mr. Prince-Ramus was Partner-in-Charge of the Seattle Central Library in Seattle, WA; the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, NV; and the Vestbane Master Plan in Oslo, Norway. Additionally, Mr. Prince-Ramus oversaw the execution of the Illinois Institute of Technology Campus Center in Chicago, IL; and the Prada Epicenter Stores in New York, NY and Beverly Hills, CA.
Mr. Prince-Ramus received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with distinction from Yale University in 1991 and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1996, where he was the first Araldo Cossutta Fellow and an SOM Fellow. Mr. Prince-Ramus will be the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in the fall of 2007.
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