Elizabeth Diller

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Elizabeth Diller (left), Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture After Images book launch

Elizabeth Diller, also known as Liz Diller,[1] is an American architect and partner in Diller Scofidio + Renfro, which she co-founded in 1981. She is also a professor at Princeton University.[2] Diller was born in 1954 in Lodz, Poland to Jewish parents. The family immigrated to the US when she was five or six years old.[3][4]

Diller met Ricardo Scofidio, then her tutor, while she was studying art at Cooper Union.[1] They later married, and since the early 2000s they've been known for their work with museums and other cultural institutions.[5] Diller is considered to be among the most influential designers of cultural spaces[3] and received the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship in architecture in 1999.[6] In 2018 she was named to Time Magazine's most influential list, for the second time, and was the only architect on that list.[7][2]


  1. ^ a b Wainwright, Oliver (2017-10-20). "Meet Liz Diller, the rebel architect behind MoMA, the High Line and now a home for Simon Rattle". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Edinburgh International Culture Summit". Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Heathcote, Edwin (2017-09-15). "Elizabeth Diller: one of architecture's most articulate voices". Financial Times. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ Bernstein, Fred A. (2018-02-16). "Elizabeth Diller Trusts Her Survivor's Instinct". Architechtural Digest. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  5. ^ Farago, Jason. "An interview with Elizabeth Diller". Even Magazine. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Elizabeth Diller - Architect - Class of 1999". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ Gibson, Eleanor (2018-04-20). "Elizabeth Diller named world's most influential architect by Time magazine". Dezeen. Retrieved 3 December 2018.