Marion Weiss is the Graham Chair and Professor Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and has also taught design studios at Harvard, Cornell, and was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale. She received her Master of Architecture at Yale University. In 2017 she received Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture Design Leader Award.
Michael A. Manfredi is a Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University, and has also taught design studios at Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale. He received his Master of Architecture at Cornell University, where he studied with Colin Rowe. He is a founding board member of the Van Alen Institute and a board member of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.
WEISS/MANFREDI is a multidisciplinary design firm in New York City known for its dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Their projects include the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, the University of Pennsylvania’s Nanotechnology Center, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, and the Barnard College Diana Center. They are currently redesigning the United States Embassy campus in New Delhi, India and are designing a new tower for innovative technological research on the University of Toronto’s campus.
Weiss and Manfredi have received numerous design awards and are both fellows of the American Institute of Architects and National Academy inductees. Their work has been recognized with the 2018 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, the Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award, the New York AIA Gold Medal, the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal, and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Louvre, and the Guggenheim Museum.