About Art Omi: Architecture

Art Omi: Architecture facilitates projects that explore the intersection of architecture, art, and landscape by architects. This unique program offers 60 acres to exhibit physical structures such as pavilions, installations, landscape interventions, and constructed environments designed by architects, as well as indoor gallery exhibitions. In addition, Art Omi: Architecture offers an annual international residency program for early to mid-career architects, providing an opportunity to develop ideas during two weeks on Art Omi's campus. Since 2016, Manhattan-based architect Warren James has served as Director of Art Omi: Architecture.

Residency Program

The Art Omi: Architecture Residency program is the first of its kind in the nation. Each winter, Art Omi: Architecture invites 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Omi’s campus. More information here.

Program Board Committee

  • Lee H. Skolnick, Board Chair
  • Elisabeth Akkerman*
  • Isabelle Autones
  • Alice Aycock
  • Meta Brunzema
  • Jacob Buksbaum
  • John Cleater
  • Bruce L. Ehrmann
  • Glenn Erickson
  • Peter Franck
  • Francis Greenburger
  • Marc Kemeny
  • Oliver Kruse
  • Michael Regan
  • Kathleen Triem
  • Rachel Weingiest
  • Allan Wexler

* In Memoriam

Program Director

Warren James
Architect and urban designer Warren James is based in Manhattan. He is also a guest curator, published author, lecturer and visiting professor. The architecture and planning studio he founded, WAJA+P, has designed both PINTA: Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art and FLUX Art fairs in New York, and worked on exhibitions for The Museum of Modern Art, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Museo del Barrio, Museum of The City of New York, and Museo de Arte de Ponce. As part of a multidisciplinary team the firm worked on the planning and development for the proposed National Latino Museum in Washington, DC. James studied architecture and urban design at Cornell and Columbia. His architectural drawings are in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and Centre Canadien d’Architecture.

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