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Today in Manhattan, the New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro will be presented with the inaugural Change Agent Award. The award recognizes Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin for their innovative, paradigm-shifting work, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to design with a focus on cultural and civic projects.
Known for their interdisciplinary approach to design by merging art, architecture, digital media, and large-scale planning, DS+R's work addresses the changing role of institutions and the future of cities.
Their Manhattan work includes the creation of the High Line (in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations and Piet Oudolf), the redesign of Lincoln Center, the current renovation of the Museum of Modern Art, and the newly-opened Bloomberg Building, home of The Shed, a multi-disciplinary arts center that moves on rails and can be reconfigured from the base of the DS+R condominium and apartment tower at 15 Hudson Yards.
The reception will take place at the Century Club in midtown Manhattan. Co-founder Liz Diller will be giving a short talk during the reception sharing the firm's most recent projects and in-progress local projects.
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