We went to the incredible architecture firm, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro where Junior Architect Kumar Atre showed us the legacy of the firm's work, and discussed what it's like to work for a company like this. Then, Jac Mautner gave us a tour of the model shop, and a tour of one of the firm's flagship projects- the Highline!
The Highline has been a spot of great historical importance and artistic inspiration for some of us Scholars. However to meet the architecture firm that designed and oversaw the construction of this marvelous landmark is priceless.
After the intro, they gave is a tour. First we closely examined their wondrous craftsmanship in making extremely detailed and accurate models. Then they showed us their workshop. The walls were crowded with tools and materials. Tables with “models in the making” and materials seemed to almost overflow the tabletops. At the end of the day, we found ourselves once again on the Highline and saw it with new eyes. ----Abigail Carrillo