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2009-2010

Wallenberg Studio Lecture Series: II Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, Founding partners Weiss/Manfredi

01/26/10
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

WEISS/MANFREDI
Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City. Founded by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the firm is known for their integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Weiss/Manfredi received the Academy Award in Architecture, an award given annually by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, acknowledging the unique vision of the firm. They were also named one of North America's "Emerging Voices" by the Architectural League of New York and the firm won the New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor.

Their recently completed Olympic Sculpture Park for the Seattle Art Museum was a winner of an international competition and was recently recognized as the Nature category winner at the World Architecture Festival, Best in Category by the I.D. Magazine Environments Design Awards, and was the first North American project to be awarded Harvard University's International Veronica Green Prize in Urban Design. Weiss/Manfredi recently won the international competition to design the new Taekwondo Park in Muju, Korea. Other current projects include the Barnard College Nexus, a multi-use arts center; the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Center; and the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania.

The firm has won numerous awards and competitions and has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modem Art, the Venice Architectural Biennale, the Sao Paolo Biennale of International Architecture and Design, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the National Building Museum, Harvard University, The International Landscape Architecture Biennale in Barcelona, and the Design Center in Essen, Germany. Recently, Princeton Architectural Press published a monograph, Weiss/Manfredi: Surface/Subsurface.


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