The Reluctant Starchitect

Joshua Prince-Ramus separates from OMA to form a new firm and he's sure of REX's ability to attract clients without the Koolhaas star magnet

Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus made his name with the completion in 2004 of the Seattle Central Library, a faceted jewel box of a building that one New York Times critic called "the most exciting new building it has been my honor to review." Prince-Ramus was the partner-in-charge of the library, which was designed by the Office of Metropolitan Architecture, or OMA, the well-known firm helmed by the even more well-known Rem Koolhaas.

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