New York completes Ground Zero with the opening of Perelman Performing Arts Center by REX

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REX. Lead architect.- Joshua Ramus, AIA, Founding Principal, Principal Designer Alysen Hiller Fiore, Assoc. AIA, Associate Principal, Project Leader Maur Dessauvage, RA, former Technical Director Adam Chizmar, AIA, Senior Associate Wanjiao Chen, Designer.
Construction manager.- Sciame Construction, LLC., Frank J. Sciame Jr., Joseph G. Mizzi.
Executive architect.- Davis Brody Bond, Carl F. Krebs, David K. Williams.
Theater designer.- Charcoalblue, Andy Hayles, Gavin Green, Jon Stevens.
Restaurant/Lobby Interior Architect.- Rockwell Group, David Rockwell.
Structural Engineers.- Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Leif Johnson, PE, SE, LEED AP. / Silman, Nat Oppenheimer, PE.
MEP, Fire Protection, IT and Security Engineer.- Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Richard J. Weindel, Ryan T. Stecher, Mark R. Torre.
Façade consultant.- Front, Marc Simmons.
Performance Acoustics and Vibration Isolation.- Threshold Acoustics, Carl P. Giegold FAIA, Rob Miller, Christopher Springthorpe, Laura Brill, Wilson Ihrig, Gary Glickman, Silas Bensing.
Architectural Lighting Designer.- Tillotson Design Associates, Suzan Tillotson, Erin Dreyfous.
Donor Recognition and Signage Designer.- Entro, Anna Crider.
Project Manager.- DBI Projects, Ofer Ohad, Jordan Learner Barr.
12,000 m² (129,000 sf).
2015: Commission awarded.
2017: Underground infrastructure begins.
2019: Construction begins.
2022: Façade completed.
2023: Opening.
251 Fulton Street, NY. USA.
PAC NYC is located on the World Trade Center campus, sited adjacent to One World Trade Center and across from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
$500 million. / €466 million.
Iwan Baan.

Joshua Prince-Ramus. REX

REX is an internationally acclaimed architecture firm in New York City led by Joshua Prince-Ramus. REX—whose name signifies a re-appraisal (RE) of architecture (X)—consistently challenges and advances building typologies, and promotes the agency of architecture. REX and Joshua's work has been recognized with the profession’s top accolades, including the 2015 Marcus Prize, bestowed upon architects “on a trajectory to greatness,” two American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Awards, a U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology National Honor Award, an American Library Association National Building Award, and two American Council of Engineering Companies’ National Gold Awards.

Joshua Prince-Ramus is the founding principal and president of REX, where he leads the design of all projects. Joshua was the founding partner of OMA New York—the American affiliate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas—until he rebranded that firm as REX in 2006. While REX was still known as OMA New York, Joshua was partner-in-charge of the Seattle Central Library and the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas, among many other cultural projects.

A former member of the TED Brain Trust, Joshua has shared REX’s design methodologies at the TED2006 and TEDxSMU conferences. He is the most recent recipient of the Marcus Prize, bestowed upon architects "on a trajectory to greatness.” Joshua has been credited as one of the “5 greatest architects under 50” by The Huffington Post, one of the world’s most influential young architects by Wallpaper*, and one of the twenty most influential players in design by Fast Company; he was also listed among “The 20 Essential Young Architects” by ICON magazine and featured as one of the “Best and Brightest” by Esquire magazine.

Joshua is a frequent contributor to architectural academia, convinced that—if architecture is to evolve—professionals have a responsibility to improve the profession from within. He has been Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale University and Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice University, and has been a visiting professor at Columbia University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Syracuse University. He lectures frequently at universities and symposiums around the world.

Joshua holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, where he earned the inaugural Araldo Cossutta Fellowship and the SOM Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with distinction in the major, magna cum laude, from Yale University. He is a registered architect in the U.S. and the Netherlands, and is NCARB certified.



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