The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Conference: Second Wave of Modernism II,  Landscape Complexity and Transformation (November 18, 2011 in NYC)

Charles Renfro, AIA

Mr. Renfro is a practicing architect, based in New York City since 1989. He was an associate at Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects and Ralph Appelbaum Associates and a founding partner of the Department of Design before joining Diller + Scofidio in 1997 (Diller Scofidio + Renfro since 2004). His work includes Brasserie, Eyebeam, the BAM master plan (with Rem Koolhaas/OMA), Blur, and the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art. Recently, Mr. Renfro has served as a Design Principal for the redesign and expansion of The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, Public Spaces at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and High Line. His writing has been published in Bomb and A+U Magazine. In 2009, he authored the essay, “Undesigning the New Art School” for Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century). He has been on the faculty of Columbia since 2000 and was the Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice University in 2006. Since 2009, Mr. Renfro has served as Visiting Professor at Parsons New School for Design in the School of Constructed Environments.

Lincoln Center, New York City, NY; Photo © Iwan Baan