MoMA Renovation and Expansion Team
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gensler and MoMA
-Elizabeth Diller, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
-Madeline Burke-Vigeland, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal, Gensler
-Jean Savitsky, Director, Real Estate and Construction, The Museum of Modern Art
Elizabeth Diller is a partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design firm responsible for two of the largest architecture and planning initiatives in New York City’s recent history: The High Line and the transformation of Lincoln Center In addition to leading the design of the MoMA expansion, Diller also led the design of The Shed. Diller also co-created, directed and produced The Mile-Long Opera, an immersive choral work staged on the High Line. Currently, she is leading the design of the Centre for Music and a new Collection and Research Centre for the V&A in London.. Diller’s work has been distinguished with the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture, TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list, the Jane Drew Prize, and Architectural Record’s 2018 Women in Architecture Design Leader Award. Diller is a Professor of Architectural Design at Princeton University.
Madeline Burke-Vigeland has led successful collaborations with high-profile clients and peer design firms across a broad portfolio of projects. In addition to her role as Project Director for the renovation of the landmarked Ford Foundation, she was Principal-in-Charge for the MoMA expansion. She served in a similar capacity for the Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University (with DS+R), and most recently for the International Center of Photography. Maddy has worked with many cultural and educational institutions, including the New York Public Library, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Cornell University, and the New Museum. She serves as Chair of the Dean’s Council of the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning and has lectured at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and Harvard University. Maddy’s work has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, and Fast Company, among other outlets. Maddy holds a Bachelor's of Architecture from Pratt Institute and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Jean Savitsky is currently the Director of Real Estate Expansion at The Museum of Modern Art. Jean is a senior real estate executive with 27 years of experience in the construction and real estate industries, including the private sector and the public sector. LEED® Accredited Professional. She has expertise in developing green real estate strategies and delivering building retrofit, energy optimization and LEED certification projects to clients. Jean previously worked as National Practice Lead, Energy and Sustainability Projects at Jones Lang LaSalle; Facility Director at Simon and Schuster; Director, Facility Operations at Radio City Music Hall; and for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Jean has a BS from Stevens Institute of Technology, an MBA from CUNY-Baruch Institute, and an AAS in Interior Design from the Parsons School of Design.