AD Interviews: Shohei Shigematsu, OMA*AMO NY

A few weeks ago we started conducting a series of video interviews with some of the most promising . In times when “[...] architect may no longer mean architect“, they were asked to talk about key aspects of their role as an architect in modern society, among other topics to discuss about the direction of architecture.

Our first guest is Shohei Shigematsu (1973). He graduated from the Department of Architecture at Kyushu University in 1996, and then went to the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. He started working at OMA in 1998, becoming an associate in 2004. He´s now the director of *AMO NY, working on projects such as the CCTV Headquartes in Beijing, the design of the Whitney Museum extension in NY, the Millestain Hall at Cornell, the Stock Exchange at Shenzhen, the Torre Bicentenario in Mexico and a mixed use building in Jersey City.

Photos of OMA NY after the break.

Cite: Basulto, David. "AD Interviews: Shohei Shigematsu, OMA*AMO NY" 04 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Mmagnasco

    Well done David´s!


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  • sound struggling

    isnt this interview transfer on text?

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  • ぼっと!ぼっと!

    RT jun_morita 重松象平のインタビュー動画発見した。若干35歳でOMA NYの代表はかっこよすぎる。日本語でしゃべってる動画ないかなー。てかイケメンやなー

  • ikemen search!

    RT @jun_morita: 重松象平のインタビュー動画発見した。若干35歳でOMA NYの代表はかっこよすぎる。日本語でしゃべってる動画ないかなー。てかイケメンやなー

  • Taka shinomoto

    ちょっと聞き取りづらいけど貴重RT @jun_morita 重松象平のインタビュー動画発見した。若干35歳でOMA NYの代表

  • 小泉瑛一

    RT @ctaxis ちょっと聞き取りづらいけど貴重RT @jun_morita 重松象平のインタビュー動画発見した。

  • Mr. Cheap

    Spend $10 on a propper microphone. I know you can afford it, if not please call me and I’ll pay for it.

    • carlos

      oh yeah! the sound is awful

  • Jimmy

    why do I see this guy too often?!

    • OV

      Because he is an OMA partner. Saw him lecture in NYC last year. Sharp guy.

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  • Toopooh

    Gosh, the interview sounds so noisy!!! I can barely hear him. Don’t they have the interview on text???

  • Archstudent

    The sound!!! it’s horrible! :<
    I love the interview. But it's so hard to understand what he's saying, with so much noise overpowering what he had to say.

  • Loïc Desiron

    Sad there is a bad sound and Interviewer: Please practice your english!

  • felipe

    Put subtitles for foreign ppl understand better.

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  • Prox

    Put subtitles for english ppl. The Audio is terrible.