Shohei Shigematsu

People Page - Title - Shohei Shigematsu

Partner, OMA
Design Critic in Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU joined OMA in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He has led the office in New York since 2006, and under his leadership the office has completed several buildings across the country including Milstein Hall, an extension to the College for Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University in 2011. Sho's designs for cultural venues include the Quebec National Beaux Arts Museum and the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach – both scheduled for completion in 2016 – and the Audrey Irmas Pavilion at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. In addition, he has led direct collaborations with artists including Cai Guo Qiang, Marina Abramovic and Kanye West. Shohei also led the design of the world-traveling Prada exhibition, Waist Down, and is currently leading the exhibition design for the Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. Shohei is currently designing a number of luxury, high rise towers in towers in San Francisco, New York and Miami, as well as a mixed-use complex in Santa Monica. Sho’s 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.