REX is an internationally acclaimed architecture and design firm based in New York City. Believing architecture should
actively empower its users and communities—not simply be a representational art—REX challenges and advances
building paradigms and promotes the agency of architecture. This ethos guides the studio’s aspiration to produce
inventive designs so functionally specific that they offer new and inspiring aesthetic experiences.

REX’s designers of varied cultural, social, and educational backgrounds are led by Founding Principal Joshua Ramus,
and Associate Principals Alysen Hiller Fiore, Adam Chizmar, and Raúl Rodríguez García. Recently completed work
includes the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York, New York, about which The New
York Times architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, raved, “Lower Manhattan could have hardly asked for a more
spectacular work of public architecture;” The Lindemann Performing Arts Center at Brown University in Providence,
Rhode Island, which, according to Sam Lubell in The New York Times, takes “theater architecture into new territory,
pushing the notion of flexibility to its limits; to the point where you wonder if the whole idea of a theater—or any building
for that matter—might be changing with it;” and 2050 M Street, a premium office building that hosts CBS’s Washington,
DC bureau, which Josephine Minutillo, editor in chief of Architectural Record, declared “sits like a jewel in the city’s
Golden Triangle business district.”

The firm’s work under design or construction includes a pair of mixed-use skyscrapers in Perth, Australia; two residential
towers on the Brooklyn waterfront as part of the redevelopment of the iconic Domino Sugar Factory site; two hybrid retail
and cultural hubs for Kia Motors in Seoul and Jeju, South Korea; an office tower in Brisbane, Australia; and the 4,050 m²
(43,600 sf) Necklace Residence on Long Island, New York.

Seminal projects in REX’s growth and continued advancement of architectural typologies include the AT&T Performing
Arts Center Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas; the Vakko Fashion Center & Power Media Headquarters in
Istanbul, Turkey; and the Seattle Central Library in the State of Washington. Joshua led the Seattle Central
Library—hailed by architecture critic Herbert Muschamp in The New York Times as “the most exciting new building it has
been my honor to review in more than 30 years of writing about architecture”—while a founding partner of OMA New York
(the firm he later rebranded as REX).

Testimony to the firm’s design excellence and innovation, REX and Joshua’s projects have been recognized with top
accolades from peer groups, including two American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Awards, a U.S. Institute
for Theatre Technology National Honor Award, an American Library Association National Building Award, Time
magazine’s Building of the Year, the International Design Awards (IDA) Building of the Year, two American Council of
Engineering Companies’ National Gold Awards, a CTBUH Award of Excellence, inclusion in the prestigious Aga Khan
Award and Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize contests, listing in Architectural Digest’s AD100, and numerous state AIA,
ArchDaily, Architect/Progressive Architecture, Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Review/MIPIM, Architizer, and
Wallpaper* design awards. Fast Company has twice named the firm one of the World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in
Architecture and included it in its 2024 list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.