Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button.
Joshua Prince-Ramus (born August 11, 1969) is Principal of REX, an architecture and design firm based in New York City.
Prince-Ramus was founding partner of OMA New York—the American affiliate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas—and served as its principal until he repositioned the firm as REX in 2006. While REX was still known as OMA New York, Prince-Ramus was Partner in Charge of the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas and the Seattle Central Library.
He has been credited on the "5 greatest architects under 50" by The Huffington Post, one of the world's most influential young architects by Wallpaper*, one of the twenty most influential players in design by Fast Company and listed among "The 20 Essential Young Architects" by ICON magazine.
Prince-Ramus was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture,and a visiting professor at the architecture schools of Columbia University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Syracuse University. He is a member of the TED Brain Trust and shared REX's design methodologies at the TED2006 and TEDxSMU conferences.