11 February 2013

Lecture: Inhabiting Topography

Landscape Architecture Common Lecture

Michael Manfredi of Weiss Manfredi Architects
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6:30 Alampi Lecture Hall

“Inhabiting Topography”
The territory of architecture should concern itself with the whole of the built environment. Heightened disciplinary distinctions between architecture, art, infrastructure, landscape architecture, and urban planning marginalize the status of the architectural project, precluding new paradigms for contemporary settings. These issues will be critiqued through a series of recent multidisciplinary projects completed by WEISS/MANFREDI.

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. The firm’s projects are noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms, and material innovation. Named one of North America's "Emerging Voices" by the Architectural League of New York, WEISS/MANFREDI’s distinct vision was recognized in 2004 by the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Additional honors include the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal—an international recognition awarded to one architect annually—and the New York AIA Gold Medal.

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