Liz Diller

0:24 Introduction by Richard Sommer
8:43 Liz Diller presentation
1:24:00 Q & A

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design welcomed architect Liz Diller to speak as part of the bulthaup lecture series on April 2, 2012.

Known for her creative, unorthodox practice, which combines architecture with the visual and performing arts, Diller, with her partners Scofidio and Renfro, has been credited with changing the face of New York City. Recent work includes the widely-celebrated High Line — a linear urban park on an obsolete elevated railway stretching 1.5 miles through the New York neighbourhood of Chelsea — which, among other accolades, received the Honor Award for Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects. Other key New York projects include the firm’s transformation of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Diller and her firm have received widespread recognition for her work. In 2010, Fast Company named Diller Scofidio + Renfro the Most Innovative Design Firm and among the top 50 most innovative companies in the world. In 2009, Diller, along with her partner Ricardo Scofidio, made Time Magazine’s top 100 list of “The World’s Most Influential People.” Diller and Scofidio were also the first architects to receive the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant.”

The Daniels Faculty would like to thank bulthaup Toronto for its generous sponsorship of this lecture:

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