About Art Omi: Architecture

The Art Omi: Architecture program is conceived to facilitate projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art, and landscape by architects. Nestled within the campus of Art Omi, this unique program offers the pristine Architecture Fields with 60-acres designated to cultivate the production of physical structures such as pavilions, installations, landscape interventions, and constructed environments designed by architects. In addition, the program brings curated exhibitions to its facilities in a landscaped setting and organizes in New York City an architecture-related annual event. Since January 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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