Diller + Scofidio is an American architectural firm based in Manhattan which was founded in 1979 by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio. Diller and Scofidio are first and foremost architects whose vision exceeds the limits of their profession. Their career has included installations and performances using all kinds of art forms, collaborating with a wide range of artists and fusing visual and performing arts.
Charles Renfro has worked with them since 1997, becoming an associate in 2004 which led to the firm being renamed Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio were the first architects to win the MacArthur Prize, known as the “genius award”.
Main projects : As well as designing important buildings such as the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston, the Museum of Art and Technology in New York and the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Diller + Scofidio have made a name for themselves with their installations. These include the Blur Building, this immense cloud overhanging Lake Neuchâtel created for Expo02 (CH), Facsimile, a permanent media installation at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, and travelogues, a work of art exhibited in the international arrivals terminal at Istanbul airport. They recently renovated the Lincoln Center and redeveloped the High Line (an elevated railway track in New York) into a public park.