This lecture was recorded in Timken Lecture Hall November 28, 2011, on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as part of the Fall 2011 Architecture Lecture Series.
Shohei Shigematsu joined OMA in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He has led the OMA office in New York since 2006 and is responsible for OMA's operations in North America. He is currently in charge of Cornell University's new building for the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York, and a residential tower with Creative Artists Agency in Manhattan among other projects. Shigematsu was project leader for the winning competition entry for the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and has been a driving force in conceptual projects such as the Universal headquarters in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum extension in New York, the Tokyo Vertical Campus, the China National Museum, and Prada Epicenters for Shanghai and London.