Joshua Prince-Ramus (born August 11, 1969) is Principal of REX, an internationally acclaimed architecture and design firm based in New York City, whose name signifies a re-appraisal (RE) of architecture (X). Operating across many scales, REX consistently advances new building paradigms and promotes the agency of architecture. Seminal projects include the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas; the Vakko Fashion Center in Istanbul, Turkey; and the Seattle Central Library--all opened to critical acclaim. The subject of numerous international exhibitions and publications, the work of REX has been recognized with many of the profession's top accolades, including the American Institute of Architects' National Honor Award in 2005 and 2011.
Amongst REX's more recently completed work, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas received the American Institute of Architects' 2011 National Honor Award, the U.S Institute for Theatre Technology's 2012 National Honor Award, and the American Council of Engineering Companies' 2010 national Gold Award. The Vakko Fashion Center in Istanbul, Turkey was presented ArchDaily's 2010 Office Building of the Year, Wallpaper* magazine's Design Award for Best Workspace, Architizer's 2013 A+ Award for Low-Rise Office Building, and was nominated for the 2013 Aga Khan Award.
Current projects include the Mercedes-Benz Campus and Future Lab in Stuttgart, Germany, a 10,000 m² public showcase for the international brand's research and development activities; a 4,300 m² private residence on Long Island for a patriarch, his four children, and each of their four families; a 125-meter tall, dynamic, sunlight-responsive installation shading the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas; and the re-cladding and interior renovation of Five Manhattan West, a 140,000 m² Brutalist landmark straddling Penn Station's rail yard. REX was recently declared the winner of a limited competition for $480 million, 80 storey tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...
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