Aaron Betsky has been Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam since 2001. Previously, he was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of a dozen books, including Landscrapers published in 2002 and Three California Houses, 2003.
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a Rotterdam-based firm practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. Founded in 1975 and now led by four partnersRem Koolhaas, Ole Scheeren, Ellen van Loon, and Joshua Ramusthe office gained renown through a series of groundbreaking entries into major competitions. In 1994, OMA completed Euralille, a 70-hectare business and civic center in northern France hosting the hub of the TGV. More recently, OMA has concentrated on urbanism and infrastructure projects in Asia, including the New Seoul International Airport City. Current projects include the construction of the New City Centre for Almere, Netherlands; the Prada epicenter store in Los Angeles; and its largest project ever, a new station for China Central Television in Beijing.