This evening Northeastern University will be hosting Shohei Shigematsu of OMA New York. Shigematsu has acted as lead architect for many projects in various phases including the Whitney Museum Extension in New York. The lecture begins at 6pm and will focus on OMA’s recent work.
During his time at OMA, Shohei Shigematsu lead the team that won the design competition in 2002, and he served as project architect for the CCTV (China Central Television) Headquarters in Beijing until the end of design development.
Mr. Shigematsu also designed the world-traveling exhibition “Waist Down,” featuring more than a hundred skirts designed by Miuccia Prada. The exhibition was first launched in Tokyo (2003), and has since appeared in Shanghai (2004), New York and Los Angeles (2005) and Seoul (2009). Recently, he directed OMA’s winning competition entry for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) Headquarters in Shenzhen, China (2006).
Under the direction of Mr. Shigematsu, the New York office has completed design commissions for Torre Bicentario in Mexico City- the tallest tower in Latin America- and 23 East 22nd Street, a residential tower with a Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Screening Room and begun construction on Paul Milstein Hall, an extension to the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning at Cornell University. Most recently the New York office was awarded first place in the design competition for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, which is expected to finish construction in 2013.
Shigematsu graduated in 1995 from the Department of Architecture at Kyushu University, Fukuoka. After studying at the Berlage Institute Amsterdam (Postgraduate Laboratory), he joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1998. Since 2004 he has been an Associate of OMA Rotterdam and became Director of OMA*AMO New York in 2006, and a Partner in 2008.
He is a visiting critic for Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning and for Kyoto University of Art and Design