Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.
Responsible for OMA’s operations in America, OMA New York was established in 2001 and has since overseen the successful completion of several buildings across the country including Milstein Hall at Cornell University (2011); the Wyly Theater in Dallas (2009); the Seattle Central Library (2004); the IIT Campus Center in Chicago (2003); and Prada’s Epicenter in New York (2001). The office is currently overseeing the construction of three cultural projects, including the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec and the Faena Arts District in Miami Beach – both scheduled for completion in 2016 – as well as a studio expansion for artist Cai Guo Qiang in New York. The New York office has most recently been commissioned to design a number of residential towers in San Francisco, New York, and Miami, as well as two projects in Los Angeles; the Plaza at Santa Monica, a mixed use complex in Los Angeles, and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
OMA New York’s ongoing engagements with urban conditions around the world include a new civic center in Bogota, Colombia; a post-Hurricane Sandy, urban water strategy for New Jersey; the 11th Street Bridge Park and RFK Stadium-Armory Campus Masterplan in Washington, DC; and a food hub in West Louisville, Kentucky.
- OMA completes, 121 East 22nd Street Residential Complex in Manhattan
- OMA winner of the competition for the UIC Center for the Arts
- OMA / Shohei Shigematsu pulls the former walls of Sotheby's, and designs its new headquarters in New York
- Brooklyn towers, Greenpoint Landing Block D by OMA
- OMA reveals the expansion of Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum
- Scaffolding. OMA explores the potential of scaffolding for new and radical architecture
- Facebook chooses OMA New York to design a new neighborhood in California
- OMA designs its 1st Mixed-Used Project in Boston’s Seaport District
- Opening of Faena District by OMA
- An Occupation of Loss, by OMA NY and Taryn Simon for Park Avenue Armory
- OPENING of the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion by OMA
- Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology by OMA
- The museum that shapes the city. Pierre Lassonde Pavilion by OMA
- Mori Building Unveils OMA’s First Tower in Tokyo
- The Future of the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus by OMA
- Cai Guo Qiang Studio Renovation and Expansion by OMA, in New York
- Beaux Arts Museum in Quebec by OMA Tops Out
- SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU, lecture in Quebec