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Architectural Digest Features Weiss/Manfredi's Equitable Design

In Architectural Digest, Fred A. Bernstein describes the accessible and equitable design ideas inherent to the work of WEISS/MANFREDI. In an age of COVID, social inequality and climate change, public spaces and their thoughtful planning are becoming increasingly essential to urban life.

Across the country, WEISS/MANFREDI is focusing on designs that put accessibility and equity first. In Brooklyn, the switchback pathways of the Botanic Garden’s Overlook invites all visitors to effortlessly scale a formerly prohibitive berm. At the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, a new concept plan will increase shade equity for local communities. The design of the Tampa Museum of Art includes a newly accessible waterfront. WEISS/MANFREDI is applying the same philosophy to the Dallas Trinity River revitalization, in which a former jail will be turned into a civic and environmental hub, and where Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi hope to, “literally and figuratively open up the walls.”

Read the full article in Architectural Digest.

January 18, 2022

Tampa Museum of Art
The renovation and expansion will reinforce the museum's commitment to the arts and forge new engagements with the growing Tampa community.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Robert W. Wilson Overlook
Subtly sloping ramps with sculptural retaining walls enhance the Garden's circulation by connecting the top and bottom of the hillside with a newly accessible route.
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Master Plan
The renovation and expansion is conceived as a contemporary Wunderkammer, a treasure chest of stunning fossils and artifacts, from large to microscopic.