Architecture Omi Residency

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Architecture Omi Residency

November 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:55 pm EST

Omi International Arts Center announces a new residency program for architects in 2017. This residency will be the 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 Omi’s campus. Architecture Omi aims to nurture experimentation at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape. Residents will be chosen through a competitive juried process, and are invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except for travel expenses. Abundant, chef-catered meals and comfortable, beautiful accommodations are provided in a scenic setting in Columbia County, New York. Omi is located near the town of Hudson, two hours north of New York City by train.

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  • NEW Architecture Omi Residency invites ten architects from around the world for a full two-week residency in late February to work on their own project.

Architecture Omi Residents are selected on the basis of their individual proposed project and portfolio. Residents receive individual accommodations and dedicated desk-space within the campus. Completed projects will be presented in an informal critique setting at the end of the residency period, with visitors invited to see the proceedings.

Each year a distinguished Architecture Critic is invited to visit and meet with the residents during the last weekend of the residency and will lead the final presentations where the public can observe this key aspect in the process of making architecture.

Application is open to architects from any part of the world that have been professionally active for at least the past five (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 Omi Residency programs and aligning with the mission of the Architecture Omi program.

Applicants must submit and describe a project they wish to work on, on their own, while at 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 Omi. Each resident is expected to bring their own design tools, with some limited printing and up to $50 allowance for materials provided.

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.


Submission Deadline: November 21, 11:59PM EST
Residents Announced: December 1, 2016
Residency Dates: February 24 – March 12, 2017

Please submit the following 4 documents, individually uploaded attachments, in a single email, not zipped to Please no more and not less than 4 items, divided as follows:

ITEM 1: Statement
An Architect’s Statement about your work without any images nor outside links. This is a fundamental document for our jury to fully understand your practice. When filing your emailed application, you will need to submit this as a 1-page attachment with a 100-word maximum text. If you send a text longer than 100 words or URL links, only the first 100 words will be read to our jury. Submit either in PDF or Word Document format. Please title this document with your lastname, firstname, statement, with no dots, commas or spacing. Example: jonesmarystatement.pdf or jonesmarystatement.docx

ITEM 2: Project
The Proposed Project for Architecture Omi Residency. Submit in a PDF file with: a one-page written description and pertinent information followed by up to four-pages of images with captions, describe the work that will be carried out while on campus. If you send more than 5 pages only the first 5 pages will be reviewed. Please DO NOT use font size smaller than 11. If video links are provided in any of these pages, the Jurors will only be shown the first minute (Max. video links: 3). Please title document: lastname, firstname, project, with no commas, dots, or spacing. Example: jonesmaryproject.docx or jonesmaryproject.pdf.

ITEM 3: Portfolio
Submit a selected portfolio of your work with up to ten (10) pages in PDF format. All project(s) images and drawings must be captioned and in the case of large-scale projects what was the applicant’s role in the team. Please title this document with your lastname, firstname, number, with no commas, dots, or spacing: Example: jonesmaryportfolio.pdf.

ITEM 4: Resume
Your Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae. Submit either in PDF or Word Document format. In the last page applicant must provide the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of two (2) professional references and indicate your relationship to them. Please title this document with your lastname, firstname, resume, with no dots, commas or spacing. Example: jonesmaryresume.pdf or jonesmaryresume.docx.

IMPORTANT: All PDFs and/or Word Documents, combined, must not exceed 25MB. All submitted attachments will be printed in 8.5″ x 11″ inches (A4) paper only. Please do not submit: Links to Google Drive or equal, PowerPoint presentations, loose JPEGs, TIFF, GIF or PSD files. If you do so your entire application will not be considered.

Send to:
Subject Line: Residency Application 2017
Applications Open: November 1, 2016
Submission Deadline: November 21, 11:59PM EST
Residents Announced: December 1, 2016
Residency Dates: February 24 – March 12, 2017

Submit any questions in writing via email and, if appropriate, answers will be posted on web site prior to the submission deadline. No phone calls please.


November 21, 2016
8:00 am - 11:55 pm EST
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