0:24 Introduction by Richard Sommer
7:25 Marion Weiss presentation
59:43 Q & A
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design welcomed award-winning architect Marion Weiss – of the internationally acclaimed firm Weiss / Manfredi in New York – to speak as part of the bulthaup lecture series on February 12, 2013.
Weiss / Manfredi is a New-York-City-based multidisciplinary design practice known for its integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Co-founded by Weiss and her partner Michael Manfredi, the firm’s cross-disciplinary approach is exemplified in one of its most well-known projects: Olympic Sculpture Park, which Time Magazine named one of the top 10 projects in the world. In addition to receiving other awards, the park was the first project in North America to win Harvard University’s Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design.
In 1997, Weiss and Manfredi were named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York, and in 2004 they received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The team was awarded New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor in 2007.
Weiss received her Master of Architecture at Yale University, where she won the American Institute of Architects Scholastic Award and the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellowship. She has taught design studios at Yale and Cornell University. Since 1991, she has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn School of Design where she is currently the Graham Professor of Architecture.
Current projects include the Taekwondo Park in Muju, Korea; a new university campus in East Africa; and the Hunters Point South Waterfront Park on the East River in NYC. Weiss / Manfredi’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modem Art, the Venice Architectural Biennale, the São Paulo Biennale, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the National Building Museum, and the Design Center in Essen, Germany.
The Daniels Faculty would like to thank bulthaup Toronto for its generous sponsorship of this lecture: www.toronto.bulthaup.com