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.
OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and Faena Arts Center in Miami.
OMA's recently completed projects include Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).
Jason Long, OMA. Partner-in-Charge.
Jason Long joined OMA in 2003 and has been based in OMA New York since 2007. After acting as a key member of OMA’s Rotterdam–based think tank, AMO he served as project architect and project manager for many of OMA's cultural projects in the Americas including the Quebec National Beaux-Arts Museum, the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach and the Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, New York. He has longstanding experience with public space planning, from his early involvement in AMO strategic masterplans for Beijing Preservation and Shanghai Planning to the recent winning competition scheme for the Miami Beach Convention Center District. In addition, Long has overseen a number of residential projects in the US, including the Transbay 8 tower in San Francisco. Jason was also an Associate Editor of Content (Taschen 2004) and a Visiting Critic at Cornell University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
Hallie Boyce, Olin. Partner. A Partner since 2009, Hallie Boyce has seventeen years of experience in the field of landscape architecture and urban design. Her focus is the design of places in the public realm that promote community building and public health through the engagement of urban ecologies and natural systems. Her expertise in cultural landscapes includes the design of the new U.S. Embassy and Cubitt Square at King’s Cross Station in London, a vision plan for Franklin Park in Washington DC and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. In 2012 she led the design of the winning entry for the Washington Monument Grounds at the Sylvan Theater. Recently realized projects include the Spirit of Women Park and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Children’s Garden in Columbus, Ohio and the landscape for the University of California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. Hallie has also worked on the design of private estates in Virginia, Wyoming and France.
Hallie is currently an adjunct studio critic for the graduate Urban Lands studio at Temple University. Previously she co-led Studio Slavonice for three years at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design which explored the idea of catalytic landscapes that sustainably transform rural towns along the Czech-Austrian border. She has also been a visiting critic at the University of Virginia and a guest critic at Morgan State University. Hallie holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Art in Art History from Bucknell University.