The Art Omi: Architecture residency program is first of its kind in the nation, inviting 10 early- to mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on Art Omi’s campus. Architecture Residents are selected on the basis of their individual proposed project and portfolio. Completed projects are presented in an informal critique setting at the end of the residency period, with visitors invited to see the proceedings.
Applicants must submit and describe a project they wish to work on, on their own, while at Art Omi. Projects may be conceptual or practical, and may be an on-going or existing project that requires completion or a new design scheme to be initiated and completed by the end of the residency. Projects may not be client-based nor directed. In all instances a visual presentation and a final work product is required. This may be in the form of drawings, maquettes, collages, digital images and the like. Written manuscripts and essays are not to be worked on nor initiated while at Art Omi. Each resident is expected to bring their own design tools, with some limited printing and basic materials provided.
Application is open to architects from any part of the world that have been professionally active for at least the past 5 years since professional licensing or obtaining an M. Arch. degree in the U.S. or internationally. Applications will be accepted from early and mid-career architects in active practice or in academia with an architectural design teaching concentration. We do not accept applications from students currently enrolled in any B. Arch, M. Arch, or PhD program. Please note: having a Master’s degree in Architecture and/or an architectural license IS a requirement. Space is very limited and a diverse and international group is sought, consistent with all Art Omi Residency programs and aligning with the mission of the Art Omi: Architecture program.
All completed applications adhering to the submission requirements will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of professionals. Among the jurors will be practicing architects, architects in academia, and architecture curators.