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'''WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism''' is a [[interdisciplinary|multidisciplinary]] design practice that is redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure, and art. Based in New York City, the firm's projects are noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms, and material innovation.
 
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'''WEISS/MANFREDI''' is a New York based design practice founded in 1989 by Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss. The firm is noted for blending landscape, architecture, and infrastructure.
   
==Firm Profile==
 
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Biography
 
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.
 
<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.aia.org/library_honorawards_00_03|title=Honor Awards 2000 – 2003|publisher=Academy of Arts and Letters}}</ref>
 
They were also named one of North America's ''Emerging Voice'' by the [[Architectural League of New York]] and the firm won the New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://archleague.org/2000/05/past-emerging-voices/|title=Emerging Voices|publisher=Architectural League of New York}}</ref>
 
<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.aiany.org/designawards/2005/index.htm|title=Winners of 2005 AIA New York Chapter Design Awards|publisher=AIA New York Chapter}}</ref>
 
<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.weissmanfredi.com/profile/|title=Weiss Manfredi Profile}}</ref>
 
 
The firm’s design for the [[Seattle Art Museum]]'s [[Olympic Sculpture Park]], awarded by international competition, was recognized as the ‘Nature’ category winner at the [[World Architecture Festival]] and won the I.D. Magazine Environments ‘Best in Category’ Design Award.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/news-detail.cfm?newsId=28
 
|title=Nature Category Winner 2008|publisher=[[World Architecture Festival]]}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.id-mag.com/annualdesignreviewwinners2008?catid=6764|title=2008 Annual Design Review|publisher=I.D. Magazine}}</ref>The project has also won a Progressive Architecture Award, multiple AIA Awards, an ASLA Honor Award, the EDRA Places Award, and was the first North American project to be awarded Harvard University’s International Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.asla.org/awards/2007/07winners/267_wmct.html|title=2007 General Design Honor Award|publisher=[[ASLA]]}}</ref>
 
<ref>{{cite web|url=http://edra.org/content/past-great-places-award-winners-continued|title=2008 Places Award|publisher=EDRA}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/projects/2007-green-prize.html|title=2007 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design|publisher=Harvard GSD}}</ref>
 
 
The Diana Center, a multi-use arts building at Barnard College whose design won a national design competition and a Progressive Architecture Award, establishes a new nexus for social, cultural, and intellectual life for both the campus and the city.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.architectmagazine.com/education-projects/diana-center.aspx|title=Diana Center|publisher=Architect Magazine}}</ref>The Diana Center also won the New York State AIA Best Building Award in 2010 as well as a National AIA Honor Award.<ref>{{web|url=http://www.aianys.org/awards/2010_design_awards.html#institutional|title=AIANYS 2010 Design Awards|publisher=AIA}}</ref>
 
<ref>{{web|url=http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2011/Architecture/index.htm|title=2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture|publisher=AIA}}</ref>
 
 
The firm’s Visitor Center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden recently opened to the public. 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—which won a Federal Design Architectural Award, a National AIA Honor Award, and I.D. Magazine’s Environments Award.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.aia.org/akr/Resources/Projects/AIAB080507
 
|title=Women’s Memorial and Education Center|publisher=AIA}}</ref>
 
 
WEISS/MANFREDI recently won a national competition to redesign the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nationalmall.org/design-competition/ideas|title=National Mall Design Competition Winners|publisher=National Mall}}</ref>Other current projects include the Hunters Point South Waterfront Park, located on the East River in Queens, New York; and the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania. WEISS/MANFREDI’s urban design projects include the New York Olympics Rowing Venues, featured in both the São Paulo International Biennial and the Van Alen Institute’s ''Open'' exhibition; and ''Wandering Ecologies'', a design proposal for Toronto’s Lower Don Lands, which has won the American Architecture Award and an AIA New York Merit Award. Urban planning studies include a redesign of New York City’s Columbus Circle, commissioned by the Municipal Arts Society, and the Brooklyn Bridge Master Plan to develop design strategies for Lower Manhattan areas affected by the events of September 11th.<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.weissmanfredi.com/profile/
 
|title=Weiss Manfredi Profile}}</ref>
 
 
Publications featuring their work include ''Architect, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, A+T, Lotus, Space, Landscape World, Topos, Detail, Domus, L’Arca, C-3 Korea, GA Document, Praxis, Landscape Architecture, I.D. Magazine, Time, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal,'' and ''The New York Times''. Their work has also been presented in numerous books including ''The Sex of Architecture, Art Spaces, Constructed Living Systems, Materials for Sustainable Sites, Architecture & Design, The Fractured Metropolis, Value in Art'', and ''Design Culture Now''.<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.weissmanfredi.com/profile/
 
|title=Weiss Manfredi Profile}}</ref>WEISS/MANFREDI’s work has been exhibited internationally including the “Groundswell” show at The Museum of Modern Art.<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/117
 
|title=Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape|publisher=MOMA}}</ref>
 
 
Their work has also been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the National Building Museum, Max Protetch Gallery, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, the Van Alen Institute, the Architectural League of New York, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Essen Germany Design Center, the São Paulo International Biennial, the European Landscape Biennial, and the Venice Architecture Biennale.<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.weissmanfredi.com/profile/
 
|title=Weiss Manfredi Profile}}</ref>
 
 
The recent monograph ''Surface/Subsurface'', published in January 2008, features cross-disciplinary projects in master planning, urban design, landscape, and architecture.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.archdaily.com/99987/weiss-manfred-surface-sub-surface/
 
|title=Surface/Subsurface |publisher=Arch Daily}}</ref>
 
 
==Profiles==
 
   
 
===Marion Weiss===
 
===Marion Weiss===
Marion Weiss is the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the [[University of Pennsylvania School of Design]] and is cofounder of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City. Marion Weiss received her Master of Architecture at Yale University and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. At Yale she won the American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award and the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellowship. She has taught design studios at Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.design.upenn.edu/people/weiss_marion|
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Marion Weiss is the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the [[University of Pennsylvania School of Design]] and is cofounder of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism. Marion Weiss received her Master of Architecture at Yale University and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. At Yale she won the American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award and the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellowship. She has taught design studios at Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.design.upenn.edu/people/weiss_marion|
 
title=Marion Weiss Biography|publisher=University of Pennsylvania School of Design}}</ref>
 
title=Marion Weiss Biography|publisher=University of Pennsylvania School of Design}}</ref>
   
 
===Michael Manfredi===
 
===Michael Manfredi===
Michael Manfredi is cofounder of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism, a multi-disciplinary design practice based in New York City. He is a founding board member of the [[Van Alen| Van Alen Institute]], is currently a board member for the [[Storefront for Art and Architecture]], and has been the Gensler Visiting Professor at Cornell University. Michael Manfredi received his Master of Architecture at Cornell University where he studied with [[Colin Rowe]]. He won the Paris Prize, was a Cornell Fellow and was awarded an Eidlitz Fellowship. He has taught design studios at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/downloads/corporate/MM_Profile.pdf|title=Michael Manfredi Profile|publisher=Australian Government National Capital Authority}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.storefrontnews.org/newsletter/bioMichaelManfredi.htm|title=Michael Manfredi Profile|publisher=Storefront for Art and Architecture}}</ref>
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Michael Manfredi is cofounder of WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism. He is a founding board member of the [[Van Alen| Van Alen Institute]], is currently a board member for the [[Storefront for Art and Architecture]], and has been the Gensler Visiting Professor at Cornell University. He won the Paris Prize, was a Cornell Fellow and was awarded an Eidlitz Fellowship. He has taught design studios at Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/downloads/corporate/MM_Profile.pdf|title=Michael Manfredi Profile|publisher=Australian Government National Capital Authority}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.storefrontnews.org/newsletter/bioMichaelManfredi.htm|title=Michael Manfredi Profile|publisher=Storefront for Art and Architecture}}</ref>
   
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Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss both worked together at Mitchell Giurgola before starting WEISS/MANFREDI.
   
 
==Projects==
 
==Projects==
This is a partial list of works by Weiss/Manfredi.
 
   
 
* [[Brooklyn Botanic Garden]] Visitor Center [[Brooklyn]], [[New York City]]<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/arts/design/a-new-visitor-center-at-brooklyn-botanic-garden.html</ref><ref>http://www.bbg.org/press/visitorcenter</ref><ref>http://www.archdaily.com/235079/brooklyn-botanic-garden-visitor-center-opens-to-the-public</ref>
 
* [[Brooklyn Botanic Garden]] Visitor Center [[Brooklyn]], [[New York City]]<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/arts/design/a-new-visitor-center-at-brooklyn-botanic-garden.html</ref><ref>http://www.bbg.org/press/visitorcenter</ref><ref>http://www.archdaily.com/235079/brooklyn-botanic-garden-visitor-center-opens-to-the-public</ref>
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*Yongsan National Urban Park Master Plan, [[Seoul, Korea]]
 
*Yongsan National Urban Park Master Plan, [[Seoul, Korea]]
 
*Constitution Gardens: Living Waters, Washington, D.C.
 
*Constitution Gardens: Living Waters, Washington, D.C.
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Awards
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Academy Award in Architecture, an award given annually by the American Academy of Arts and Letters
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North America's Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York
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New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor
   
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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Reporter: Mark (anonymous)
Date: Thursday, the 12th of May 2016 at 08:38:12 AM
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Monday, the 24th of September 2012 at 09:53:22 PM #88536
Archtruthteller (anonymous)

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Monday, the 24th of September 2012 at 09:54:29 PM #88537
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The original except is an advertisement written by the firm it is describing. They are using wikipedia as a marketing tool

Thursday, the 12th of May 2016 at 08:38:12 AM #104335
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