Jimenez Lai is the founder and leader of Bureau Spectacular. Previously he worked for various international offices, including OMA and Atelier Van Lieshout. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book was archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. Lai has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale. In 2014, he designed the Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale. He currently teaches in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA.