Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a New York City based architectural firm founded by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio. They are particularly well known for their interdisciplinary approach to architecture. Their influence stems as much, if not more, from their contributions to the theory and criticism of architecture as from their built works. These are sometimes in the form of written work, but more often are in the form of installation art, video art or electronic art.
Mathews Nielsen is a New York-based firm specializing in urban, environmental, and master planning initiatives that reimagine place and use. The firm is currently serving as “prime” on a number of major projects including New York’s South Bronx Greenway, the Hudson Square Streetscapes master plans, and the renaissance of Manhattan’s Pier 42, as well as for the recently completed interpretive park at West Point Foundry Preserve and the Edward W. Kane Park, a verdant gateway at the University of Pennsylvania. Its seminal works also comprise recent renovations at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the renewal of Buffalo’s Main Street and Erie Canal Harbor, and a master plan for Pratt Institute. Recipient of more than 75 design awards, the firm received the National Park Service “Designing the Parks” Awards – Merit Award, Site Design – for Hudson River Park, Tribeca Section.