SAH Change Agent Awards

Century Club

7 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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The Society of Architectural Historians will present the inaugural Change Agent Award to the partners of the New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro at a reception on Wednesday, July 17, at the Century Club in midtown Manhattan. 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.

DS+R’s work involves an interdisciplinary approach to design that encompasses art, architecture, digital media, and large-scale planning, with a focus on cultural and civic projects. 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.

Liz Diller will give a short talk on the firm’s most recent and in-progress local projects following the awards ceremony, and the four firm partners will take part in a conversation led by Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA. The evening will conclude with a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres.

Proceeds from the Change Agent Award Reception support SAH in implementing educational programming, developing print and online resources, and carrying out its mission to promote the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all. Proceeds also benefit the ongoing restoration of SAH’s National Historic Landmark headquarters in Chicago, Charnley-Perksy House (1891–1892), designed by Adler and Sullivan with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Tickets are $195 per person.