15th October/Liz Diller Lecture/Christopher Ingold Building Bartlett/London

Architect Liz Diller shares her practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro's (DS+R's) recent work.

Liz Diller is a founding principal of DS+R, an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. DS+R’s completed projects include the renovation of Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, the High Line park in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, credited for revitalising the city’s waterfront and is highly regarded for its inventive planning of exhibition and educational programmes. Additional completed projects include the Creative Arts Centre at Brown University, and Blur, designed for the 2002 Swiss Expo. Projects currently in construction include The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, the Medical and Graduate Education Building at Columbia University, the McMurtry Building for Art and Art History at Stanford University, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Diller is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Award, the first awarded in the discipline of architecture. In recent years, she was named among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognised by the Smithsonian Institution with the National Design Award, by the American Academy of the Arts and Letters with the Brunner Prize, and by the National Academy of Design with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Diller is a recent recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Occidental College and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture and a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

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