Art Omi: Architecture 2021

Selected Residents

  • Angel Beale, Puerto Rico/USA
  • Miguel Braceli, Venezuela/USA
  • Debbie Chen, USA
  • Aaron Jones, USA
  • Hyojin Kwon, South Korea/USA
  • Ryan Ludwig, USA
  • Daniel Luis Martinez*, USA
  • Mariana Valadão Meneguetti, Brazil
  • Jesus Roberto Núñez Orduña, Mexico
  • Erika Loana Rivera Plascencia, Mexico
  • Jieun Yang, South Korea/USA

*selected for 2021, deferred to 2022


Ashley Mendelsohn is an architecture curator, educator, and multidisciplinary designer focused on strengthening communities through design by demystifying the barriers to access and understanding. She previously held positions at the Guggenheim Museum in Curatorial, Exhibition Design and Visitor Experience. During her tenure, she supported the organization and design of Guggenheim Helsinki Now (2015), Åzone Futures Market (2015), Architecture Effects (2018) and Countryside, The Future (2020). Mendelsohn represented the museum during the final stages of the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings UNESCO World Heritage designation process and played a pivotal creative role as the featured voice in the 99% Invisible-produced building audio guide. She holds a master’s degree in design studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor of architecture from Cornell University, and has taught at both universities. Mendelsohn serves on the advisory boards of Madame Architect, a platform celebrating women in architecture, and Impact Wrkshp, an organization that builds community through design advocacy.

After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Cambridge University, Michael Regan came to the US to study for a Masters degree in Architecture at Princeton University. He has since lived and worked in New York City as a licensed architect, gaining considerable experience of a broad range of project types from design through construction. He worked for 10 years at Polshek Partnership on complex institutional buildings and is currently Senior Project Architect at Garrison Architects in Brooklyn, specializing in modular energy efficient projects from single houses to affordable housing and hotels. A part time resident of Columbia County, Michael has served for several years on the Board of Architecture Omi, keen to advance its mission as an international forum for young practitioners to express their ideas. Michael has also taught design studios and been a guest critic at Harvard, Columbia, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and NY Institute of Technology. This year he is honoured to have been asked to help select the successful candidates for the 2021 Architecture Omi residency program.

Jane Stageberg holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Masters Degree in Music from Boston University. Prior to establishing Bade Stageberg Cox in 2006, Jane worked at such notable firms as David Brody Bond, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and Gluckman Mayner Architects. With her partners, Jane has developed BSC into an award-winning practice committed to design excellence, and has been lead architect for a wide range of projects including new construction, renovations and adaptive reuse. She is a member of the New York AIA Chapter, and serves on the programming committee of ArtTable, a professional association of women in arts management. Having led the renovation of the National Academy Museum + School, Jane joined the Academy’s Board of Directors in 2019.

Jane has taught in the graduate architecture programs at Parsons School of Design and Cornell University, and has served as guest juror at Columbia University, CUNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, New York Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Yale University, and University of Texas at Austin.

Architect, urban designer, and Art Omi: Architecture Program Director 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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