The Los Angeles Times loves stoking the Broad Museum speculation flames. Today it’s crowning Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the favored choice of the billionaire for his museum in Los Angeles:
Diller Scofidio designed Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, which opened in 2006, and is making ongoing updates to Lincoln Center in New York. It collaborated with landscape architecture firm Field Operations on New York’s acclaimed High Line elevated linear park. It is also on shortlists for a new UC Berkeley Art Museum and an addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The firm is known for highly inventive design solutions — some cerebral, some cheeky — including a planned inflatable event space that would expand to fill the circular courtyard of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. But it has yet to produce a building that entirely fulfills the terrific promise of its early conceptual work.