Adam Snow Frampton

Adam Snow Frampton, AIA is an architect and a Principal of Only If, a New York City-based design practice for architecture and urbanism. Since 2013, Adam has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), and in 2020 he taught as a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Design. He is the co-author of Cities Without Ground (2012) which maps Hong Kong’s three-dimensional networks of pedestrian circulation and public space. His work and research has been exhibited in the 12th, 14th, and 16th Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Center for Architecture, and the Van Alen Institute, New York. Previously, he worked as an Associate at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and Hong Kong from 2006-2013. During almost seven years there, he was involved in over 20 projects, responsible for leading teams producing architectural and urban designs in China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Bahrain, and India Most significantly, he worked on OMA’s competition-winning design of the Taipei Performing Arts Center from 2008-2013 and led several phases of its design and construction. He holds a Master in Architecture from Princeton University and is a registered architect in the United States and the Netherlands.


Spring 2021