Lecture Series: Ben Gilmartin of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
Benjamin Gilmartin, AIA, is a Principal at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 100-person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture. Mr. Gilmartin joined DS+R in 2004 and became Principal in 2011. In 2010, Fast Company named Diller Scofidio + Renfro the most innovative design practice in the profession and among the top 50 most innovative companies in the world.
Ben served as the Project Director for the Promenade Project and the redesign of Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Ben currently serves as the Principal Designer for the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California, the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business School in New York City, and a new 80-story residential tower at Hudson Yards, New York.
Ben received his M.Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a dual degree in Architecture and English from the University of California Berkeley. He has been a long-time contributor to the architectural journal Praxis, and he teaches in the Thesis program at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.