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by Robin Pogrebin
Elizabeth Diller would seem to have her hands full. Even as work winds down on its redesign of Lincoln Center, the architecture firm in which she is a partner, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, has just won two major commissions — a new museum in downtown Los Angeles for the financier Eli Broad and a new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive for the University of California.
Yet the other day Ms. Diller was scrutinizing L.E.D. modules in a sign at Lincoln Center. Such small details are commanding Ms. Diller’s attention because what she refers to as Lincoln Center’s electronic infoscape — the final elements of which are being installed this week — amounts to a great deal more than just signs. As Ms. Diller and her partners see it, the media elements are not just finishing touches: they are an extension, and in many ways the ultimate expression, of a wholesale reimagining of the complex as more porous, inviting and immediate.