WEISS / MANFREDI
About WEISS / MANFREDI
WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City 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 distinct 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.
The firm’s design for the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, awarded by international competition, integrates art, architecture, and ecology in a new model for waterfront development. The project was recognized as the Nature category winner at Barcelona’s World Architecture Festival, won the Best in Category by the I.D. Magazine Environments Design Awards, and was the first North American project to be awarded Harvard University's Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. Their Visitor Center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden recently opened to the public. The Visitor Center is conceived as a seamless extension of the Garden’s path system, the sinuous glass building is embedded in an existing hillside, offering a new sequence of views into and through the Garden.
The firm’s Diana Center, a new multi-use arts building at Barnard College, recently opened to students and the public. Winner of a national design competition and a Progressive Architecture Award, the center establishes a new nexus for social, cultural and intellectual life for the campus and city. Other built works include the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York; the Smith College Campus Center in Northampton, Massachusetts; and the Women’s Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery. WEISS/MANFREDI recently won a national competition to redesign the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater. Other current projects Hunters Point South Waterfront Park 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 São Paulo 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.
Two monographs on their work have been published by Princeton Architectural Press and a monograph in Korean and English by Pro Architect is forthcoming, autumn 2012.
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