About Art Omi: Architecture

The Art Omi: Architecture program facilitates projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape. Through curated exhibitions in the Fields and Gallery and a new residency program, Art Omi: Architecture actively engages with, and introduces the work of, architects and designers at the forefront of experimentation, innovation, and exploration.

The vision for Art Omi: Architecture is to create a fusion of natural and intellectual resources. It is a sanctuary where the public can experience a diversity of architectural installations spread across a myriad of natural ecosystems and designed landscapes on the Architecture grounds. The result is a new category of hybrid parkland that facilitates an ongoing dialogue on the interconnectivity between nature, culture, art and architecture.

Residency Program

Art Omi announced a new architecture residency program in February, 2017. The first of its kind in the nation, the Architecture Residency 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. Art Omi: Architecture aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape. Learn more here.

Program Board Committee

  • Lee H. Skolnick, Board Chair
  • Elisabeth Akkerman*
  • Isabelle Autones
  • Alice Aycock
  • Meta Brunzema
  • Jacob Buksbaum
  • John Cleater
  • Tarik Currimbhoy
  • 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

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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