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The KPF Lecture: Charles Renfro

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:30pm
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Virtual Lecture - Registration is Now Open

Charles Renfro joined Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) in 1997 and became a partner in 2004. Charles led the design for a number of projects including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and Zaryadye Park, a 35-acre park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow.

Charles has also led a number of academic projects at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and Brown University, and is currently designing new facilities for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Toronto.

He will be leading the renovation of Dallas's Kalita Humphreys Theater - Frank Lloyd Wright's only built free-standing theater. Abroad, Charles is leading the design of the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, the Tianjin Juilliard School in China, and Adelaide Contemporary, a new gallery in Australia.

Charles received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts.  

This lecture is sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). It is free and open to the public. Registration is now open.

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.