Lecture: Elena Manferdini
Elena Manferdini, principal and owner of Atelier Manferdini, is a licensed engineer in Italy and a licensed architect in Switzerland. She currently coordinates the Graduate Thesis program and is a faculty member at SCI-Arc and is the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of California, Berkeley.
Manferdini was recently awarded the 2013 COLA Fellowship given by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to support the production of original artwork. In 2013 she received a Graham Award for architecture, the 2013 ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence, and was selected as recipient for the Educator of the Year presidential award given by the AIA Los Angeles. In 2011 she was one of the recipients of the prestigious annual grants from the United States Artists (USA) in the category of architecture and design.