WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is at the forefront of architectural design practices that are redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure, and art. The firm’s projects are noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms, and material innovation. Named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York, WEISS/MANFREDI’s distinct vision was recognized with the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal and the New York AIA Gold Medal. 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. Exhibited in the “Groundswell” show at The Museum of Modern Art, the project has won a World Architecture Festival ‘Nature’ Award, I.D. Magazine Environments Award, Progressive Architecture Award, AIA Awards, ASLA Honor Award, EDRA Places Award, and was the first North American project to win Harvard University’s International Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. The award-winning Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, located on the East River in Queens, New York, recently opened to the public. Surrounded by water on three sides, the integrated park design weaves together infrastructure, landscape, and architecture into a new model of urban ecology and a resilient, multi-layered recreational and cultural destination. Opening this year, the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania is a state-of-the-art lab facility that brings together researchers across disciplines in a welcoming new gateway to campus. The firm’s Visitor Center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, winner of the Award for Excellence in Design by the New York City Public Design Commission and a National ASLA Honor Award, is conceived as a seamless transition between city and garden. Other built works include the Barnard College Diana Center in New York, New York, winner of a National AIA Honor Award; 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 with OLIN to redesign the Sylvan Theater, an integrated outdoor amphitheater at the Washington Monument Grounds on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and the Corporate Co-Location Building, the second building to appear on Cornell NYC Tech’s groundbreaking new Roosevelt Island campus. The firm’s work 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. Princeton Architectural Press has published two monographs on their work entitled WEISS/MANFREDI: Surface/Subsurface and Site Specific: The Work of WEISS/MANFREDI Architects. A new monograph was recently published in Korean and English by Pro Architect and Evolutionary Infrastructures, a Harvard GSD publication, is forthcoming.
Location New York, NY, United States