Join us on Thursday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m., for a virtual lecture, "Sharing is Daring: POST Houston, Post Civic," by Jason Long, Partner, OMA New York. Long will discuss the current nature of civic space and shared territories, focusing on the redevelopment of the Barbara Jordan Post Office into POST Houston and other recent projects across multiple typologies.
Following the program, RDA Young Professionals are invited to attend a special post-lecture Q&A with Long. To RSVP for this exclusive conversation or to check your membership status, please contact Ashley Tagle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POST Houston, the long-awaited project by Rem Koolhaas’ practice, transforms a former United States Postal Service facility on the northwest edge of Downtown Houston into a new commercial and cultural anchor. The mixed-use building—large enough to fit four Boeing 747 aircrafts—will balance elements of preservation with strategic, almost surgical, interventions to create a vibrant new hub for the city. POST engages the city at multiple levels—from the Bayou and streetscape to the warehouse and its roof. Looking out to the city with a new view to Houston’s iconic downtown skyline, it highlights the site’s history while simultaneously orienting the building towards an innovative future.
Jason Long is a Partner at OMA, based out of the New York office. Since joining the firm in 2003, Long has brought a research-driven, interdisciplinary approach to a wide range of OMA’s projects internationally. From concept to completion, he served as the project manager for a new national museum in Quebec City and the Faena Forum, a multi-purpose venue in Miami.
Currently, he is focused on a number of adaptive reuse projects including POST Houston, a historic parking garage in New York City into a new synagogue, the renovation of the historic Fitzgerald Building at University of Toronto into a new university administration center, and the adaptive reuse of Jersey City’s historic Pathside Building into a new museum in New Jersey.
His portfolio extends to residential development including two new towers for Greenpoint Landing, OMA’s first project in Brooklyn, New York. In California, he has completed The Avery in San Francisco and is currently leading the design of 730 Stanyan, a 120-unit, 100% affordable housing building. Read Long's full bio here
This lecture is free and open to the public. Please be sure to register online to receive the link to join.
This lecture is eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs.