Charles Renfro, AIA, is a Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 100 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture. He is a graduate of Rice University and holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
He served as Partner-in-Charge of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Stanford University’s McMurtry Art & Art History Building, the Dongguan Factory and Housing Complex in Shenzhen, China, the City Garden public park and cultural center in Aberdeen, Scotland, and the recently completed Creative Arts Center at Brown University.
Previously, he served as Design Partner for the High Line, the Museum of Image & Sound in Rio de Janeiro, and the redesign and expansion of the Juilliard School/Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Performance and art collaborations have included the recent Open House: Re-Imaging Suburbia with Droog and Be Your Self with the Australian Dance Theater and performed at the Adelaide Festival.
Prior to becoming Partners with Diller and Scofidio, he served as Project Leader on Brasserie, the Eyebeam Museum of Art and Technology, the BAM Cultural District Master Plan (with Rem Koolhaas/OMA), Blur, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.