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. REX aspires to produce inventive designs so functionally specific that they offer inspiring aesthetic experiences.

The studio comprises 30 designers of varied cultural, social, and educational backgrounds, led by Joshua Ramus, REX’s founding principal. 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; and 2050 M Street, a premium office building in the District of Columbia that hosts CBS’s Washington Bureau. Projects under design or construction include 9 & 15 The Esplanade, a pair of mixed-use skyscrapers in Perth, Australia; two residential and office 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; 205 North Quay, an office tower in Brisbane, Australia; and the Necklace Residence on Long Island, New York.

Seminal projects 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 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 AIA National Honor Awards, a U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology National Honor Award, an American Library Association National Building Award, two American Council of Engineering Companies’ National Gold Awards, a CTBUH Award of Excellence, Time magazine’s Building of the Year, inclusion in the prestigious Aga Khan Award and Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize competitions, and numerous AIA New York, ArchDaily, Architect/Progressive Architecture, Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Review/MIPIM, Architizer, and Wallpaper* design awards. The firm has twice been named one of the World’s Top 10 Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company.