Tuesday, November 22, 2011

8 notable projects presented by Elizabeth Diller at Ohio State lecture last night

Last night, I attended a special lecture by architect Elizabeth Diller, a founding member of innovative and highly respected interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Her studio’s work spans the fields of architecture, urban planning, visual arts, and the performing arts. 

She showed us eight notable projects including High Line park in New York (built on an abandoned elevated rail line), the Lincoln Center expansion and renovation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston—all of which have received rave reviews.She also shared plans for museums in Rio, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

In her talk, Diller discussed the creative rationale behind these high profile projects.

Wexner Center director Sherri Geldin introduced Diller and said, “Having followed the work of Diller and Scofidio over two decades now, it’s beyond exhilarating to see the remarkable trajectory of their practice. Diller’s essentially performative and socially integrated approach to architecture and design has dramatically influenced the field and stunningly transformed the public realm with such widely acclaimed projects as New York’s High Line park and a completely re-imagined Lincoln Center complex. We’re thrilled to bring her to the Wex and to Ohio State.”

You can see more on the DSR website, www.dsrny.com

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