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The Sydney Gross Memorial Lecture

Shohei Shigematsu

Partner, OMA

Join us for a talk with Shohei Shigematsu, partner of the global architecture and design firm OMA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6 – 7:30 PM
403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus

Biography

Shohei Shigematsu is partner of OMA. He has led the office in New York since 2006 and joined the firm in 1998. He is currently design architect for AK360, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s $100 million campus expansion and refurbishing, one of the most important additions to Buffalo’s cultural and urban landscape in decades. 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.