David Allin

Assistant Professor

David Allin is a Senior Associate at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, where he has led art, exhibition and architecture projects since joining the studio in 2006. He is currently project designer for Culture Shed, a flexible visual and performing arts facility at the Hudson Yards development in New York
City. Among other projects, he was previously Project Leader for “The Bubble,” an unrealized seasonal pneumatic structure for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. In addition to managing architecture projects, David has coordinated the studio’s art, exhibition and performance work and directed projects including Chain City, a media installation for the Venice Biennale in 2008; Arbores Laetae, a kinetic landscape commissioned by the Liverpool Biennale in 2008; Traveling Music, a roving performance through the city of Bordeaux for Evento 2009 in collaboration with the composer Julia Wolfe; and Open House, a research project on the New York City service industry with an accompanying installation in Levittown, New York, in collaboration with the design collaborative Droog in 2011.

Participation in lectures and conferences have included Nothing and Everything at Texas A&M University, Architecture After Las Vegas at Yale University, What Price Architecture? hosted by Imprint Culture Lab, and Art in the Expanded Field at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden organized by the artist Doug Aitken.

In addition to teaching architecture studios at Cooper Union, David was a visiting professor at the University at Buffalo, and taught the Master of Architecture thesis studio at Princeton University with Elizabeth Diller from 2008 to 2011.

David received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He is a registered architect in the state of New York. 

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