Designing Architecture Beyond the Limits

An Interview with Architect Sean Gallagher

Architect Sean Gallagher discusses design workflows and strategies for competitive architectural design.

“Our studio, over the years, has developed a strong culture of sketching and debating ideas. We encourage arguing and putting all ideas on the table.”

Sean Gallagher — I am the Director of Sustainable Design at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 115-person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the performing arts and the visual arts.

I am Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, with a research focus on re-evaluating the traditional relationships between public and urban environments to develop new strategies to increase social space through sustainable design.

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