Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
Diller, Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is an interdisciplinary studio that fuses architecture with the visual and performing arts. The work of DS+R includes architectural commissions, temporary and permanent site-specific installations, multi-media theater, electronic media and print. Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio founded D+S in 1979. Charles Renfro, a collaborator in the studio since 1997, was promoted to partner in 2004. The firm integrates architecture with new technologies, implements new materials and construction processes in its projects, and appropriates materials from unlikely sources such as the military, aerospace, and medical fields. Installations have been commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; and, Gallery Ma, Tokyo. Current projects include Boston ICA, which is in construction, the expansion and renovation of Lincoln Center, the design of the Highline as a public park in collaboration with Field Operations, and a master plan for Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. In 1999, Elizabeth Diller and Richard Scofidio were the first architects ever to receive the MacArthur Foundation Award. In 2002, the Whitney mounted a retrospective of the firm’s work.