Time magazine has named Elizabeth Diller to the 2018 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Diller’s fellow honorees comprise representatives from the worlds of politics, sports, show business, journalism, and medicine including Jimmy Kimmel, Cardi B, Xi Jinping, Sadiq Khan, Jennifer Lopez, Guillermo del Toro, Shinzō Abe, and Roger Federer.
The award has been accepted by Diller as a representative of the collective efforts of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), which is led by four partners: Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, and Benjamin Gilmartin. DS+R is the only design firm to be featured on the 2018 TIME 100 list.
The firm is responsible for two of the largest recent architecture and planning initiatives in New York City: the High Line and the transformation of Lincoln Center’s half-century-old performing arts campus. Other notable projects around the country include the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at UC Berkeley; the Granoff Center at Brown University; the Broad Museum in Los Angeles; and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. The studio’s international work includes the recently-completed 34-acre Zaryadye Park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow and the Museum of Image and Sound currently in construction in Rio de Janeiro. DS+R was recently selected to design a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra.
Architects who have received the honor in past years include David Adjaye and Bjarke Ingels.