The 55,000 square foot pavilion was designed by the world-class architecture firm Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Led by Shohei Shigematsu, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion is OMA’s first cultural building in California.
OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. OMA was founded by Rem Koolhaas and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha, and Brisbane. Shohei Shigematsu is a Partner at OMA and has led the firm’s diverse portfolio in the Americas over the last decade.
From an initial list of 25 architects and a juried design competition, a selection committee comprised of distinguished Temple members and contemporary art and architecture experts, including Dr. Rebecka Belldegrun, Eli Broad, Barry Edwards, Erika Glazer, Tara Lynda Guber, Robert S. Harris, Dana Hutt, Bruce Karatz, Martha Karsh, Richard Koshalek, Steven Leder, Anthony Pritzker, Steven Romick, Steven Roth, and Lauren Taschen, chose OMA.
Audrey Irmas Pavilion Design & Construction Team
OFFICE OF METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE (OMA)
SYSKA HENNESSEY GROUP
SOILS & GEOLOGY
dAVISON ASSOCIATES INC.
LASCHOBER & SOVICH
FOOD & BEVERAGE
THEATER SPACE, PLANNING, AV & ACOUSTICS
SIGNAGE & WAYFINDING