The answer is that all of them either worked for or worked with Rem Koolhaas, the founder of OMA. The influence OMA had in the field of architectural design is hard to overstate. From CCTV, Seattle Public Library, curating the 2014 Venice Biennial, and reeling in avant-garde architectural theories via enormous books Rem Koolhaas and OMA has been raising raising the public’s eyebrows with striking designs for almost 5 decades.
Perhaps even more impressive than that, Rem Koolhaas is said to be responsible for creation of over 40 practices worldwide. There’s even a term for companies founded by former OMA employees – “Baby Rems” or “OMA babies.” So naturally, many young ambitious architects aim to get a taste of that secret hot sauce. And this is my story of how I got into OMA.
Some of the aforementioned figures include:
Joshua Prince-Ramus – RE
Bjarke Ingels – BIG
Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs – MVRDV
Jeannie Gang – Studio Gang
Alejandro Zaera-Polo – Foreign Office Architects
Watch me go over my portfolio: https://youtu.be/y-SHgrOCmCU
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