Elizabeth Diller Talk

Rendering of silver curved building suspended over the High Line.

The Shed. photo / Brett Beyer

L. Michael Goldsmith Lecture

Elizabeth Diller is a founding partner of Diller Scofidio and Renfro, whose cross-genre work has been distinguished with Time's "100 Most Influential People" list and has received the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture.

She is currently leading two cultural works significant to New York City: The Shed is the first multiarts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture, and is scheduled to open on April 5; and an expansion and renovation of the Museum of Modern Art, which will open in October 2019.

Diller also created, directed, and produced The Mile-Long Opera, an immersive choral work staged on the High Line this past October. Diller is currently leading the design of the London Centre for Music, a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra and a new Collection and Research Centre for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London's Olympic Park. Diller is a professor of architecture at Princeton University.

The L. Michael Goldsmith Lecture, held annually in New York City, was established in 2009 in memory of architect Michael Goldsmith (B.Arch. '72) by his family and friends in recognition of his passion for his education at Cornell, his career, and his love of the profession of architecture.

Introduction by J. Meejin Yoon, AAP Gale and Ira Drukier Dean.

Reception to follow.

Photo credits: Shed image by Brett Beyer and Diller headshot by Geordie Wood