Building Technology Class Site Visit to "The Shed"
February 23, 2017
The tour was organized as part of the Building Technology Class that I teach, but was also related to the third year studio. The tour was led by Robert Katchur, an associate principal at Diller Scofidio Renfro. (I don't have to tell you that Diller and Scofidio are both alumni and former faculty.) the students were accompanied also by studio Faculty members Nima Javidi & Ben Aranda, and by Associate Dean Elizabeth O'Donnell '83 AR.
Currently under construction on the far west side of Manhattan where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, The Shed will be housed in a 200,000-square-foot, six-level structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The radically flexible design of the performative structure can physically and operationally accommodate the broadest range of performance, visual art, music, and multi-disciplinary work. Purpose-built to complement The Shed’s programmatic vision, the building is designed to operate in various configurations and to offer multiple events simultaneously.