Rainbows, Clouds, & You

Spring 2015 Student Lecture Series: Jimenez Lai

Rainbows, Clouds & You

© Boston Architectural College; Video by: Matt Gelineau

Jimenez Lai is a lecturer at UCLA and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for a range of international offices, including OMA. Lai has built numerous installations as well as been widely exhibited - including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press; Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai was named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. In 2013, Lai won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale. Lai was the curator and designer for the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale.

In his lecture Lai discusses several projects, including the Township of Domestic Parts, Citizens of No Place, and White Elephant.