Shohei Shigematsu is a Partner at OMA and the Director of the New York office. He has been a driving force behind many of OMA’s projects, leading the firm’s diverse portfolio in the Americas for the past decade. In addition to the Faena Forum, Sho’s designs for cultural venues include a new museum for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, an event space for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and the extension to the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo. He has collaborated with multiple artists, including Cai Guo Qiang, Marina Abramović, Kanye West and Taryn Simon. Sho also designed exhibitions for Prada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Park Avenue Armory. Sho has designed innovative workspaces including Milstein Hall – an extension to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University (2011), the China Central Television Headquarters in Beijing (2012), the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Headquarters (2013), and is currently designing OMA’s first high rise tower in Tokyo for Mori Building (2022). Three of his designs for residential towers in New York, San Francisco, and Miami are currently in construction. His urban and public space designs around the world include a new civic center in Bogota, Colombia; a post-Hurricane Sandy, urban water strategy for New Jersey; and a food hub in Louisville, Kentucky, and a mixed use development in Los Angeles.