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About Architecture Omi

Architecture Omi is conceived to facilitate projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape. Nestled with in the campus of the Omi sculpture park, Architecture Omi offers a pristine sixty acre site designated expressly to foster and cultivate the production of physical installations such as pavilions, earthworks, landscape interventions, constructed environments. In addition, the program encourages the integration of all varieties of related media, ideas, propositions and theoretical musings in a laboratory-style setting.

The vision for Architecture Omi is to create a fusion of natural and synthetic 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 Omi grounds. The result is a new category of hybrid parkland that melds enlightened ecological conservation practices with experimental constructions. The environment of Architecture Omi will facilitate an ongoing dialogue on the interconnectivity between nature, culture, art and architecture.

Click here to download a current map of the park.

On View/Current Exhibitions



Guy Goldstein,
Time Signatures


Haresh Lalvani,
X-
POD & X-TOWER



Hoffman Brandt Projects,
Red Carpet Encrypted



Thomas Lail,
Notes for the Future



Nest: Points of View
by Yoandy Rizzo Fiallo

(part of Skyline Adrift)


Interfere
by Oliver Kruse &
Peter Behrens School of
Architecture



Augmented Reality: Peeling
Layers
of Space Out of
Thin Air


Alice Aycock: A Simple
Network of
Underground
Wells and Tunnels

Past Exhibitions



Allan Wexler,
Reframing Nature



Alexandre Arrechea,
Helmsley



EASTON + COMBS,
MIRAGE GARDEN



Omi Rock Pavilion

by Brian Brush of E/B Office


Alex Schweder,
the hotel rehearsal


Urban Gesture: Janet
Echelman Sculpts

the Space In Between



Drawing Us Out: Drawing
in the Woods (For Lebbeus)
by Cooper Union



Skyline Adrift: Cuban Art
& Architecture


Nothing to See Here /
Ghent, NY
by Santiago
Taccetti

Call for Proposals

Architecture Omi's primary mission is to offer an opportunity to test architectonic and intellectual ideas through hands-on and theoretical investigation and to allow practitioners a site free of normative client-based architectural constraints for the realization of theoretical ideas. Architecture Omi is dedicated to encourage awareness of the relationship between built form and the environment and to create enlightened, ecologically sustainable parkland.

Architecture Omi's program will develop and propagate innovative discourse among the public, architecture, and art communities internationally and to establish partnerships with other pertinent institutions in order to explore initiatives and realize projects at the OMI International Arts Center.

Click here for our University Design & Build Program.

Click here to download our call for proposals.

Click here to download the OMI enviromental mapping.

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
Marc Kemeny
Oliver Kruse
Michael Regan
Kathleen Triem
Rachel Weingiest
Allan Wexler

*in memoriam

Warren James, Program Director

Warren James is the Director of Architecture Omi, a program conceived to facilitate projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape. The program fosters the development and production of physical installations and theoretical musings in a laboratory-style setting on the grounds of The Omi International Arts Center.

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