Elizabeth Diller
Member of the Master Jury 2019

Elizabeth Diller is a founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), a design studio whose practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. The studio is responsible for the transformation of the High Line in New York – once disused railroad infrastructure and now a 1.5 mile-long public park. The studio is currently engaged in two  other projects in New York: The Shed, a cultural space that physically transforms to support artists’ most ambitious ideas; and the renovation and expansion of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Recent projects include the 35-acre Zaryadye Park in Moscow; the Museum of Image & Sound in Rio de Janeiro; The Broad, a contemporary art museum in Los Angeles; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley; the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University in New York; and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University. Most recently, the studio was also selected to design: Adelaide Contemporary, a new gallery and public sculpture park in South Australia; the London Centre for Music, a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra; and a new Collection and Research Centre for the V&A in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Ms. Diller received the first MacArthur Foundation Fellowship awarded in the field of architecture along with her partner Ricardo Scofidio. In 2017, her studio received the Wall Street Journal Magazine’s Architecture Innovator of the Year Award and received the 2018 American Federation of the Arts Cultural Leadership Award. She has also featured (twice) in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”. Ms. Diller is also a professor of architecture at Princeton University.

Elizabeth Diller studied at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City.