Designing Collaboration: David Geffen Hall

Paul Goldberger in Conversation with Architects Gary McCluskie and Billie Tsien

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger moderates a dialogue with Gary McCluskie of Diamond Schmitt Architects and Billie Tsien of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, as they discuss the role collaboration played in re-imagining David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. 

In the conversation, Gary and Billie delve into how connectivity and collaboration were not only key to the dynamics of the project team, but how it informed the architecture and the creation of unique spaces for artists, patrons, and the greater public. Their design of the new David Geffen Hall redefines the performing arts institution through an inclusive architecture — one that fuels social empowerment, engagement, and enriches communities beyond its four walls. 

The virtual talk was presented by the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR) and the National Arts Club (NAC), with the Consulate General of Canada in New York, Diamond Schmitt Architects, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners. It is the fifth in CCAR’s and NAC’s series Cross-Border Currents.