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. Named one of North America's "Emerging Voices" by New York's Architectural League, WEISS/MANFREDI won the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, 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. Most recently WEISS/MANFREDI was selected through an international competition to re-envision the world-renowned La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles.

The firm has orchestrated 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 WEISS/MANFREDI'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, the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, the Museum of the Earth, and the Women's Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery.

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 in Germany, the Louvre Museum, and the Venice Biennale. Princeton Architectural Press has published three monographs on their work including PUBLIC NATURES: Evolutionary Infrastructures. WEISS/MANFREDI's current projects include Yale University's Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, The Tampa Museum of Art expansion, and the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India which breaks ground in Spring 2020.