Rem Koolhaas (1944, NL) is an architectural theorist, urbanist, professor at Harvard University and one of the most influential architects of the world. He is the co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Koolhaas is famous for his innovative designs such as the Dutch embassy in Berlin and the Public Library in Seattle. He has played an important role in discussion on architecture, for example with his 1978 publication Delirious New York. His oeuvre has been awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal.