Tulane Architecture and Urbanism Fellow, 2021-23
Omar Ali (b. Dallas, TX) is a designer, educator, and is the inaugural Tulane Architecture and Urbanism Fellow, 2021-23.
Omar is co-founder of NO OFFICE, an architecture, design, and research practice.
Omar has practiced architecture and urban design at UrbanLab in Chicago, MOS Architects in New York City, and John McMorrough / studioAPT in Ann Arbor. His work has been written about in Metropolis Magazine, published in Architecture and Surrealism (Thames and Hudson), Fresh Meat Journal (UIC), and LUNCH Journal (UVA). Over the last couple of years he has exhibited at a83 Gallery in New York City, Banvard Gallery in Columbus, and has a forthcoming installation at Space p11 in Chicago. Awards include an honorable mention for the Burnham Prize Competition: Burnham 20/20, a finalist proposal for the 8x8x300 Competition, and was recently shortlisted for the 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Omar holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has taught at design studios and representation seminars at Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Arlington, and was a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) and a Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) while attending the University of Michigan.