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New York Times Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour with Marion and Michael
2020 Thomas Jefferson Medal Lecture: Constructing Value
Cultured Profile: Weiss/Manfredi Teach Us How to Live Together
Commemorating the Pandemic's Toll on New York City
Weiss and Manfredi Remember 9/11 with Michael Kimmelman
"Evolutionary Infrastructures" in Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary
The Plan Profile: Weiss/Manfredi
Accessibility at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Azure Magazine: Urban Density and Public Health
Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures
Michael Manfredi on the Future of Higher Education Architecture
Sustainable and Green Building: Vol. 2 Research and Education
Ecological Urban Infrastructures
Surface/Subsurface
Weiss/Manfredi Design Included as Future of Accessibility
Barry Bergdoll Profiles Weiss/Manfredi in Casabella
Surface Summer School, Marion Weiss: “This is the perfect moment to be a designer.”
Converging Territories: Island Incubator, Published by YSOA
30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance
Weiss/Manfredi and Parks
Weiss/Manfredi on DesignTV with Cindy Allen
Operation PPE
"Lines of Movement," Venice Architecture Biennale
Site Specific: The Work of Weiss/Manfredi Architects
Megaform as Urban Landscape
"White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes," featuring the Olympic Sculpture Park
The New Tomorrow
Weiss/Manfredi Plans For Offices of the Future
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi Interviewed on At A Distance Podcast
Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain
New Public Works: Architecture, Planning, and Politics
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi Showcase Research at Villa Aurelia in Rome
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi Interview: Post-COVID Architecture
OfficeUS Atlas
Lotus Issue 161
The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients
Surface Magazine Studio Visit
Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld: Essays in Honor of Kenneth Frampton
Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape
Open: New Designs for Public Space
American Academy in Rome: Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architects in Residence Fellowship Drawings
"Walk on the Wild Side," in Time Magazine
Olympic Sculpture Park for the Seattle Art Museum: Weiss/Manfredi
New York Times Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour with Marion and Michael
In a virtual interview that follows their walking commute between their home and studio, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi gave The New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman a tour of the architecture and urban landscapes they appreciate along the way.
2020 Thomas Jefferson Medal Lecture: Constructing Value
On April 20, 2020, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi gave a public, online lecture in honor of receiving the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture.
Cultured Profile: Weiss/Manfredi Teach Us How to Live Together
In the new issue of Cultured Magazine, Ian Volner interviews Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi at Weiss/Manfredi's studio in Tribeca.
Commemorating the Pandemic's Toll on New York City
As the city grapples with the anniversary of COVID-19's devastation, New York Magazine has asked artists and architects to translate their experiences of the lockdown into temporary installations.
Weiss and Manfredi Remember 9/11 with Michael Kimmelman
As the city nears the 20th anniversary of 9/11, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman quotes Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi on Lower Manhattan's regrowth
"Evolutionary Infrastructures" in Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi's essay "Evolutionary Infrastructures" is featured in Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary.
The Plan Profile: Weiss/Manfredi
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are featured in the Plan Magazine's "The Architects Series," highlighting the practice of prominent architects from around the world.
Accessibility at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Weiss/Manfredi celebrates the early success of the Robert W. Wilson Overlook at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Azure Magazine: Urban Density and Public Health
Recent coverage of large cities like New York suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn ire from critics who say that the crisis has exposed the unhealthy nature of urban life.
Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures
Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures explores the potential to shape a new public realm.
Michael Manfredi on the Future of Higher Education Architecture
Michael Manfredi participated in a lecture held by the New York Institute of Technology, where he joined Paul Lewis, LTL Architects principal, in discussing the future of architecture practice for higher education.
Sustainable and Green Building: Vol. 2 Research and Education
The Barnard College Diana Center is featured in this volume on sustainable building published by Hi-Design Publishing and the Dalian University of Technology Press.
Ecological Urban Infrastructures
The Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park is featured on the cover and highlighted in the text of this Birkhäuser Architecture published book on ecologically-minded urban design projects.
Surface/Subsurface
For nearly two decades the architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi has practiced outside the traditional boundaries of architecture.
Weiss/Manfredi Design Included as Future of Accessibility
New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman wrote a story including a new Weiss/Manfredi project.
Barry Bergdoll Profiles Weiss/Manfredi in Casabella
The February 2018 issue of Casabella includes "Weiss/Manfredi and the Design of Public Spaces."
Surface Summer School, Marion Weiss: “This is the perfect moment to be a designer.”
Marion Weiss presented some of the firm's standout projects that blend architecture, landscape, and urbanism as part of the Surface Summer School lecture series.
Converging Territories: Island Incubator, Published by YSOA
A new book, Converging Territories: Island Incubator, was recently published by the Yale University School of Architecture.
30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance
As Emerging Voices winners in 1997, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are featured in this edition published by the Architectural League looking back on 30 years of the award.
Weiss/Manfredi and Parks
After New York City ordered many public playgrounds and parks to close amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi spoke with Architectural Record to address the importance public space plays in our collective psyche.
Weiss/Manfredi on DesignTV with Cindy Allen
Interior Design Editor Cindy Allen interviewed Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss as part of Sandow's new DesignTV programming, featured on Facebook Live.
Operation PPE
Weiss/Manfredi team members leapt to action in support of first responders and health care workers in the New York City area when they joined the architecture industry-led initiative #OperationPPE
"Lines of Movement," Venice Architecture Biennale
"Lines of Movement" puts forth an open-ended ideal that connects and extends the lines of landscape and infrastructure to shape a new architecture for public life.
Site Specific: The Work of Weiss/Manfredi Architects
That the architecture of Weiss/Manfredi resists stylistic or typological pigeonholing is a tribute not only to the variety of work the firm has completed, but also, more importantly, to the intelligence and sensitivity of their approach to design.
Megaform as Urban Landscape
The Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park is featured in this book by Kenneth Frampton
"White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes," featuring the Olympic Sculpture Park
Weiss/Manfredi's Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park is featured in the exhibition "White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscape"
The New Tomorrow
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi participated in The Plan Magazine's new video series, "The New Tomorrow."
Weiss/Manfredi Plans For Offices of the Future
In the Wall Street Journal, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi spoke with Fred Bernstein about the future of office space in a COVID-19 world.
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi Interviewed on At A Distance Podcast
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi were interviewed on the At A Distance podcast by Slowdown TV, hosted by Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman.
Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain
The Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park is featured in an essay by Stan Allen in Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain
New Public Works: Architecture, Planning, and Politics
In this book edited by Mark Robbins, the Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture park is highlighted as part of three case studies exploring the National Endowment for the Arts' New Public Works program that sponsored design competitions across the country between 1999-2002.
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi Showcase Research at Villa Aurelia in Rome
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi delivered the keynote lecture, "Water, Landscape, and Architecture" at Villa Aurelia, preceding an April 18th conference at the American Academy in Rome.
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi Interview: Post-COVID Architecture
Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi spoke to Architect Magazine's Gideon Shapiro as a part of the "What's Next" series.
OfficeUS Atlas
Lotus Issue 161
The Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park is featured in issue 161 of Lotus Magazine.
The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients
The Weiss/Manfredi-design Robin Hood Library at P.S. 42 in Far Rockaway, Queens is featured in this publication about Pro Bono projects by architects around the world.
Surface Magazine Studio Visit
In an interview and studio visit, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi discuss their architecture with Surface Magazine
Modern Architecture and the Lifeworld: Essays in Honor of Kenneth Frampton
A roundtable interview with Marion Weiss, Michael Manfredi, Kenneth Frampton, and Justin Fowler is featured in this volume of essays honoring the English architect Kenneth Frampton.
Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape
the Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture park is featured in this MoMA Publication edited by Peter Reed, and corresponding to an exhibit at the museum.
Open: New Designs for Public Space
The Weiss/Manfredi proposal for an Olympic Rowing Facility for the 2012 Olympics in Flushing Meadow, Queens is featured in this volume on "the best public space projects" by international designers.
American Academy in Rome: Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architects in Residence Fellowship Drawings
In 2019, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi were awarded the Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architects in Residence Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. During their stay, Weiss and Manfredi served as senior advisers to Rome Prize recipients and to other members of the Academy community, and lead Academy-wide events including concerts, exhibitions, studio visits, lectures, readings, and instructional walks through Rome.
"Walk on the Wild Side," in Time Magazine
Olympic Sculpture Park for the Seattle Art Museum: Weiss/Manfredi