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Sean Gallagher of DS+R will discuss social sustainability in design in WAC's live talk

United States Architecture News - Mar 09, 2021 - 09:36   7503 views

Sean Gallagher of DS+R will discuss social sustainability in design in WAC's live talk

Sean Gallagher, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainable Design at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will be WAC's new guest architect in WAC's Live Interview Series

Titled Social Sustainability In Design, Gallagher will talk about the design philosophy of DS+R, and the multi-dimensional facets of health and sustainability in design.

Sean will discuss several of DS+R's projects, including the recently-completed US Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Sean Gallagher will be in conversation with WAC's India Country Editor Pappal Suneja on Friday, March 12th on WAC's Instagram account.

Sean Gallagher of DS+R will discuss social sustainability in design in WAC's live talk

Sean A. Gallagher, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainable Design at Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image courtesy of DS+R.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a New York-based interdisciplinary design studio integrating architecture, the performing arts, and the visual arts. Founded by Elizabeth Diller with her partner Ricardo Scofidio in 1981, DS+R is led by four partners; Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin.

The studio is best known for its cultural projects, including the Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles, the transformation of Lincoln Center’s half-century-old performing arts campus, the major expansion of MoMA and The Shed at New York's Hudson Yards.

At DS+R, Gallagher's work and research focuses on re-evaluating the traditional relationship between the public and urban environments to develop new strategies to increase social space through sustainable design.

Sean’s projects include the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, recently completed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, new facilities for the Columbia University Business School, currently under construction in New York, the recently-completed Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago and the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island in Haikou, China. 

Sean Gallagher has played a critical role as DS+R's Director of Sustainable Design in the visioning process and interviewed teams for many of the studio’s new work, including the New Museum of Transport in Budapest, the MIT Metropolitan Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Discovery Place Science Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina and Renazca in Madrid.

WAC's live interviews are held as 20-30-minute sessions to deliver a quick glimpse of the current projects of the architect and the office and provide a fast-paced discussion on the architects' design philosophy.

WAC Instagram Live Interview

Theme: Social Sustainability In Design

Host: Pappal Suneja, India Country Editor of WAC

Date: Friday, March 12th/ 16:00pm (GMT) / 17:00pm (CET) / 11:00am (EST)

Venue: WAC Instagram