Charles Renfro is a partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 90-person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture. He led design for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the redesign and expansion of the Juilliard School/Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Blur Building in Switzerland, the Creative Arts Center at Brown University, the High Line, the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, and the Stanford University McMurtry Art & Art History Building. Charles is a graduate of Rice University and holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP. His work with DS+R has been exhibited worldwide at many museums and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Centre Pompidou. Renfro’s writing has been published in Bomb, OUT, Document Magazine, and A+U Magazine, and in 2009 he authored the essay, “Undesigning the New Art School” for Steven Henry Madoff’s book Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century). He lectures frequently both in the United States and abroad, and teaches at Parsons the New School for Design, Columbia University, and the School of Visual Arts. Renfro has served as a Storefront for Art and Architecture board member since 2009 and as president of the board since 2011. In 2012 he was honored as a Rice University Distinguished Alumnus, making him one of the youngest alumni to ever receive this prestigious award.

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