Firm Profile

WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is at the forefront of architectural design practices that are redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure, and art.

WEISS/MANFREDI received the 2024 Louis I. Kahn Award, the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture and the 2018 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Institution's National Design Award, as well as the New York AIA Gold Medal and the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2019, WEISS/MANFREDI was selected through an international competition to re-envision the world renowned La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles, and the Trinity Park Conservancy in Dallas selected the firm to serve as design architects to bring new life to the former Jesse R. Dawson State Jail. Most recently WEISS/MANFREDI joined Hood Design Studio and Moody Nolan to reimagine the Amsterdam Avenue Side of Lincoln Center Campus in New York City.

The firm has spearheaded various design efforts that require progressive ecological and infrastructural frameworks, placing environmental stewardship and sustainability at the core of WEISS/MANFREDI's work. These frameworks support the public-facing nature of the practice’s work, seen in projects like the Seattle Museum of Art's Olympic Sculpture Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, and the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania. Other built works include the Barnard College Diana Center, Yale University's Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, the Museum of the Earth, and the Women's Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery. WEISS/MANFREDI's current projects include Longwood Reimagined, the Tampa Museum of Art expansion, NJPAC Cooperman Family Arts Education and Community Center in Newark, NJ, and the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.

The firm has won numerous awards and competitions and has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Building Museum, the Essen Design Centre, the Louvre Museum, and the Venice Biennale. Princeton Architectural Press has published three monographs on their work including PUBLIC NATURES: Evolutionary Infrastructures.