OMA and JACOBS unveil design for Discovery Partners Institute Headquarters

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OMA. Lead Design Architect.- OMA New York.
Partner-in-Charge.- Shohei Shigematsu.
Associates.- Christy Cheng, Jake Forster.
Project Architect.- Caroline Corbett.
Project team
Team (Concept to Schematic Design).- Joanne Chen, Ben Van Schaayk, William Reive, Claudia Da Costa, Eugene Kim, Byron Heng Sheng Cai, Giuseppe Bandieramonte, Kellen Huang, Alexander Saffari, Blake Kem.
Competition Team.- Caroline Corbett, Joanne Chen, Claudia Da Costa, Jan Casimir, William Reive, Alireza Shojakhani, Yasamin Fathi, Patricio Fernandez, Alex Klufers, Izabela Irene Lotozo, Don Chen.
Prime and Executive Architect.- Jacobs.
Lab Planning Consultant.- Jacobs.
Innovation Consultant.- IDEO.
Structure.- Stearn Joglekar and Thornton Tomasetti.
MEP/FP.- Primera and Jacobs.
Façade.- Thornton Tomasetti.
Landscape Architect.- Living Habitats.
Interior Design and FFE.- KOO.
Lighting.- AKLD.
AV/IT, Acoustics, Data, Security.- SM+W.
Civil and Geotech Engineer.- Collins.
Vertical Transportation, Waste Management, Material Handling, and Façade Access.- Lerch Bates.
Sustainability.- Atelier Ten and UpFront Regenerative Design.
Cost Control.- Vistara and Vermeulens.
Code.- SGH.
The University of Illinois School System, Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), and Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB).
Over 200,000 gsf.
Nov 2020 Competition Awarded.
Oct 2021 Programming / Concept Design.
Mar 2022 Schematic Design.
Aug 2022 Design Development.
TBD 2024 Expected Groundbreaking.
Chicago, IL, USA.

Shohei Shigematsu

Shohei Shigematsu born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan in 1973. In 1996 graduated from the Department of Architecture at Kyushu University. Studying at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. He became an associate since 2004.joined OMA in 1998 and became a partner in 2008.

He has led the office in New York since 2006. Sho's designs for cultural venues include the Quebec National Beaux Arts Museum and the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach, as well as direct collaborations with artists, including Cai Guo Qiang, Marina Abramovic and Kanye West.

Sho is currently designing a number of luxury, high rise towers in San Francisco, New York, and Miami, as well as a mixed-use complex in Santa Monica. His engagement with urban conditions around the world include a new civic center in Bogota, Colombia; a post-Hurricane Sandy, urban water strategy for New Jersey; and a food hub in Louisville, Kentucky.

He is a design critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he is conducting a research studio entitled Alimentary Design, investigating the intersection of food, architecture and urbanism.

Office for Metropolitan Architecture OMA, New York

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.




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