Believing architecture should do things for its users and communities—not simply be a representational art—REX challenges and advances building typologies and promotes the agency of architecture. The studio aspires to produce inventive designs so functionally specific that they offer inspiring aesthetic experiences.
REX is composed of 30 designers of varied cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. In addition to the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, current work includes The Lindemann Performing Arts Center at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; Elizabeth Quay Lots 5 & 6, a pair of mixed-use skyscrapers in Perth, Australia; 205 North Quay, an office tower in Brisbane, Australia; two towers on Brooklyn, New York's waterfront, as part the iconic Domino Sugar Factory's redevelopment; two urban mobility centers for Kia Motors in Seoul and Jeju, South Korea; and the Necklace Residence on Long Island, New York. REX recently completed 2050 M Street, a premium office building in Washington, DC that hosts CBS’s Washington Bureau; and the recladding and interior renovation of Five Manhattan West, a Brutalist landmark straddling Penn Station’s rail yard in New York City.
Seminal projects include the AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas, and the Vakko Fashion Center & Power Media Headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.
Testimony to the firm’s design excellence, REX and Joshua’s projects have been recognized with top accolades, 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 Wallpa per* design awards. The firm has twice been named one of the World’s Top 10 Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company.
source: PAC NYC