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Architect Joshua Ramus in conversation with Justin Davidson


About the Program

We are thrilled to announce a series of four conversations with prominent architects about the state of design of cultural spaces, moderated by New York Magazine critic Justin Davidson. In honor of and thanks to the bequest of Don Powell, notable architect and dear member of The Arts Club, this series delves into knotty questions about the opportunities and challenges created by a post-pandemic, climate-challenged, and socially conscious environment.

For the final conversation in the Don Powell Distinguished Architect Series, we welcome Joshua Ramus. He is founding principal of REX, a New York–based architecture and design firm whose current projects include the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center and The Lindemann Performing Arts Center at Brown University (both nearing completion). Ramus was a founding partner of OMA New York in 2001 and remained its principal until he rebranded the firm as REX in 2006. In that time, he was partner-in-charge of all the firm’s projects, including the Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas and the Seattle Central Library.