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Weiss/Manfredi's Design Fosters Innovation at Yale

Weiss/Manfredi’s recent project, the new home of Yale’s Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking (CITY), has facilitated the organization’s goals for supporting innovative and interdisciplinary business proposals from students across the university. Yale News published an article on March 8th about Tsai CITY, which opened to the public earlier this academic year. The Center is rooted in inclusivity by helping students from all backgrounds tackle issues like climate change and civic engagement, develop creative projects from documentary films to digital platforms, and launch high-growth ventures and movements. Tsai CITY has helped grow student-founded companies such as Balma Health—which creates educational kits to help children understand COVID-19, Kelewele—a Ghanaian food service with a focus on culture, and Cambium Carbon—a company that seeks to combat climate change by developing a system for processing fallen trees into higher-quality wood products that can subsidize future tree-planting.

The student-founders of these companies have all benefited from the diverse programming offered by Tsai CITY, which is in fostered by new opportunities in Weiss/Manfredi’s design. The article states, “Tsai CITY officially opened its new building…which includes a large, flexible workspace that can accommodate a variety of events as well as smaller meeting rooms and communal areas...Tsai CITY’s progress, marked by this milestone, embodies the growing importance of supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.” Read the full article in Yale News.

March 16, 2022