Opening of Lindemann Performing Arts Center at Brown University by REX

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Architects
REX. Principal in charge.- Joshua Ramus. Project leader.- Adam Chizmar.
Project team
Tim Carey, Adam Chizmar (PL), Maur Dessauvage, Alvaro Gomez-Selles, Kelvin Ho, Sebastian Hofmeister (PL), Lara Isaac, Nicolas Lee, Alfonso Simelio Jurado, Kelsey Olafson, Joshua Ramus, Davis Richardson, Raúl Rodríguez García, Anne Strüwing, Kevin Thomas (PL), Matthew Uselman, Teng Xing.
Collaborators
Structural engineer of record.- Odeh
Consulting structural engineer.- Magnusson Klemencic.
MEP.- Arup.
Sustainability.- Atelier Ten.
Façades.- Front.
Theater design/stage equipment.- Theatre Projects
Acoustical/AV.- Threshold Acoustics (project's acoustics and audio/video consultant responsible for the room acoustics, noise and vibration control, acoustic isolation between rooms, and audio/video design).
Vibration (sub consultant).- Acentech.
Lighting.- L’Observatoire International.
Client
Brown University.
Contractor
Shawmut Design & Construction.
Area
GFA.- 11,000 m². (118,000 p²).
Dates
Commenced construction.- 2019.
Completion.- October 2023.
Location
130 Angell Street. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. USA (Coordinates: 41.82817°N 71.40250°W).
Manufacturers
Aluminum Rainscreen.- Roschmann Group.
Interior Glazing.- Vitro, Safti First, AGC Interpane.
Metal Doors.- Assa Abloy.
Sound Reflector Panels.- Kinetics.
Lighting.- Reflex Lighting, Lucifer Lighting, USAI, B-K Lighting, XAL. USA, BEGA, PureEdge Lighting, Ecosense Lighting.
High-Impact Wallboard: National Gypsum.
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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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