Adrian Emanuel Subagyo is an architect and a photographer currently based in New York City and working at OMA. He has worked globally for a wide range of offices including BIG, UNStudio, and Perkins Will on renowned projects such as World Trade Center 2, Shell Headquarter, and Facebook Headquarter.
Subagyo received Master of Architecture degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Design where he won Dales Travelling Fellowships, Schenk Woodman Travel Scholarship, and Warren Powers Laird Award to the highest standing of his academic achievement. He also holds a Real Estate Development Certificate from the Wharton School. His interest revolves around on exploring alternative assets of space and architecture especially through the medium of visual aesthetic and capital value.
Originally from Indonesia, Subagyo has lived and traveled through different continents and sceneries documenting spaces and its occupants. As an extension to his nomad experience, Subagyo has been actively involved in design competitions throughout the world. This summer, he was invited to present his work for LIXIL Competition in Tokyo, Japan and for Design Resilience in Asia in NUS, Singapore. His recent project, The White Cube, art research center in Congo, Africa in collaboration with Dutch artist, Renzo Martens, exhibited recently in Sculpture Center New York is an attempt to search for an alternative medium of capital through art.
He taught and served as design critic of graduate architecture design studios at the University of Pennsylvania.