Mike Harshman


Mike Harshman is a Principal at WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, a multidisciplinary practice based in New York City. He is a licensed architect with three decades of experience working on academic and institutional buildings. He has been with the firm since 2004. Mike is currently the Project Manager for the Gateway project at the University of California Berkeley.

Previously, he was Project Manager for Kendall Square Site 5 at MIT and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale University. He was also Project Lead for the Tata Center for Innovation at Cornell NYC Tech on Roosevelt Island; the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design; and the Barnard College Diana Center at Columbia University. He was senior project architect for the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania. Mike led each of these projects through construction, and all have been certified LEED Gold or Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Among the competition-winning entries Mike has developed for the firm are the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre at the University of Toronto (currently under construction) and the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. He regularly manages efforts for full project teams and has extensive experience with the planning and coordination efforts critical to the success of a large project.

Mike received his Master of Architecture from Yale University, where he was awarded the Feldman Prize for design excellence. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University with commendation for design. Previous employers include Cesar Pelli & Associates, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, and Rafael Viñoly Architects.