Joshua Ramus, founder and principal, leads REX’s think-tank of diverse professionals and all the firm’s projects. In 2016, Joshua was the first American recipient of the Marcus Prize, the $100,000 biennial, international architecture award conferred by the Marcus Corporation Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has also been credited as one of 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, listed among “The 20 Essential Young Architects” by ICON magazine, and featured as one of the “Best and Brightest” by Esquire. In 2020, Joshua was honored by the experimental performance company STREB with their Action Maverick Award.
Joshua Ramus has been the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale University and the Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice University, and a visiting professor at Columbia University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Syracuse University. An early member of the TED Brain Trust, Joshua shared REX’s design methodologies at the TED2006 and TEDxSMU conferences, and lectures frequently at universities, cultural institutions, and symposiums around the world. Joshua holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, where he earned the inaugural Araldo Cossutta Fellowship and the SOM Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude with distinction in the major, from Yale University.
Alysen Hiller Fiore
Alysen joined REX in 2012, and was appointed Director in 2017. She is currently leading The Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (The Perelman Center) in New York. She has previously performed as Project Leader on the Necklace Residence in Long Island; the Transformation of Five Manhattan West in New York; and the Wakefield School Performing Arts Center in Virginia.
Before joining REX, Alysen worked for several world-renowned architectural firms on a wide range of architectural projects. At BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) in Copenhagen, Denmark, she worked on the House of Culture & Movement in Fredricksberg, Denmark, and TEK, a mixed-use proposal which includes retail, hotel, and exhibition space in Taipei, Taiwan. While with Zago Architecture, she worked on the proposed development of a multi-unit social housing complex as part of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, a MoMA commissioned project to explore new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the 2008 foreclosure crisis. Alysen holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design with honors, both from the University of Iowa.
Adam is an integral member of REX’s Leadership Team and is currently project leader for the new performing arts center at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
He has performed as such on a wide range of cultural, residential, and commercial projects, including The Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (The Perelman Center) in New York, as well as the winning entries for international competitions to design the Mercedes-Benz Future Lab Museum and Campus Extension in Stuttgart, Germany and the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (KLIFD) Signature Tower. Adam was also a key member of the design team for the Yongsan International Business District “Project R6” Tower in Seoul, South Korea; the Wakefield School Performing Arts Center in Virginia; and the Transformation of Five Manhattan West. Adam graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, with honors.
Raúl joined REX in 2014 and became Project Leader in 2015. Since then, he has been managing the Necklace Residence in Long Island (New York), a high-end residential renovation project in TriBeCa (New York), the Calvin Klein Voyeur House (Singapore), a complex of three anchor-retail buildings in Chengdu (China), and a high-rise signature office tower in Brisbane (Australia). Raúl has also played key roles in Five Manhattan West (New York), The Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (New York), the new performing arts center at the Brown University in Providence (Rhode Island), and in PERTH+, a mixed-use high-rise building in Perth (Australia), among other award-winning projects.
Prior to joining REX, Raúl worked at Vicens + Ramos Architects in Madrid (Spain), managing several high-end residential estates in Europe and America, as well as institutional and religious buildings, like the Ice Pavillion at the Zaragoza International Exhibition 2008 (Spain), a health complex in Coslada (Spain), or the Parish Church of Solace in Cordoba (Spain).
Raul holds a B.A., M.Arch. in Architecture, M.Arch. in Urban Planning, and Summa-Cum-Laude Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) where he was awarded the ‘Alejandro de la Sota Prize’ for the Best Thesis Project. He has written several articles in international academic journals as well as authored a book published by Mairea Libros.