Diller Scofidio + Renfro

  • USA
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Established in 1981, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is a versatile design studio with a wide-ranging portfolio that encompasses architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. Their primary focus is on cultural and civic projects, with a particular emphasis on exploring the evolving role of institutions and the future of cities.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, headquartered in New York, consists of a dedicated team of over 100 architects, designers, artists, and researchers, guided by four partners: Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, and Benjamin Gilmartin. DS+R’s interdisciplinary work has earned them recognition on TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list, and they were also the recipients of the first MacArthur Foundation grant in the field of architecture.

The MacArthur Foundation praised Diller and Scofidio for pioneering an alternative architectural practice that merges design, performance, electronic media, and cultural and architectural theory, exploring the societal functions of space in various contexts beyond traditional buildings.