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Liz Diller / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street
November 21, 2011 - 7:00pm

Liz Diller is a founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 65 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. She attended The Cooper Union School of Art and received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Cooper Union School of Architecture. Diller is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

In 1999-2004, the MacArthur Foundation presented Diller and Richard Scofidio with the ‘genius’ award for their commitment to integrating architecture with issues of contemporary culture. They were recently made fellows of the Royal Institute of British Architects and were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. For their contribution to art and design, Diller and Scofidio were named amongst Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2009. Other prestigious awards and
honors received by Diller Scofidio + Renfro include the AIA President’s Award, the AIA Medal of Honor, the AIA Honor Award for Alice Tully Hall, the National Design Award from the Smithsonian, the Brunner Prize from the American Academy of the Arts and Letters, and an Obie for an off-Broadway theater production. In 2003, the Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of the studio’s work, recognizing the firm’s unorthodox practice. In early 2009, all three partners were featured in a one-hour segment with Charlie Rose. In 2010, Fast Company named Diller Scofidio + Renfro the most innovative design practice in the profession and among the top 50 most innovative companies in the world.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Event Location: Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street, Columbus