2021

Ricardo Scofidio

Dezeen Awards 2020 judge Ricardo Scofidio

Ricardo Scofidio is a partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), and Professor Emeritus at The Cooper Union School of Architecture.

Featuring on Time's list of 100 most influential people, and receiving the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture, Scofidio’s cross-genre work is highly regarded.

He led the design of the High Line – the adaptive reuse of an obsolete, industrial rail infrastructure into a 1.5 mile-long public park, Blur Building – a pavilion made of fog on Lake Neuchâtel for the 2002 Swiss Expo, and contributed to the redesign of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and The Broad in Los Angeles.

Ric spearheads many of the studio’s independent works, including Soft Sell, a video installation in an abandoned porn theater in Times Square; Tourisms: suitCase Studies, an investigation of American tourist attractions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; and Musings on a Glass Box for the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. He is Professor Emeritus at The Cooper Union School of Architecture.

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