This course explores the theme of design at all scales, on an exclusive journey through the WEISS/MANFREDI offices that helps us understand how architectural design is in actual fact based on meticulous attention to detail, all the way from urban scale to interior furnishings. This video presents the experience and advice that have enabled these practices to expand and achieve their capacity for international design. Closely examining flagship past designs and future projects, the course provides valuable examples and the useful analysis tools the firms have evolved during their successful professional pathway, offering a forum for discussion and a significant study opportunity for all architects keen on learning more about design dynamics for tackling the creation of a building from start to finish, at all architectural scales.
These videos were created to provide new
operational tools and foster greater knowledge about the architectural design
- international architects’ operational experiences
- cross-references to international projects that require a design focus at multiple scales of intervention
- strategies and solutions for implementing
international projects that take into account both urban integration and a
focus on buildings’ interior details
- knowledge about materials and technical tips and tricks used in the case studies presented
Users can access the course using any recent web browser.Data is stored in a database for subsequent use (presence checks, user data, comprehension questions).To monitor course participants, the following will be performed:
login identification using a user ID and password, sent to participants after registration
the total connection time of each user and the percentage of the videos viewed using the SCORM system
- Completion of final assessment questionnaire, with question sets of a suitable level to evaluate learning and listening comprehension of the topics covered, with a minimum passing grade of 70%
About the Architects
Michael Manfredi e Marion Weiss
Marion Weiss and Michael A. Manfredi are the co-founders of WEISS/MANFREDI, a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City known for the dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape. The firm’s multidisciplinary work was featured in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, FREESPACE, and includes award-winning projects such as the Olympic Sculpture Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Visitor Center, Penn’s Center for Nanotechnology, Barnard’s Diana Center, the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, and Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park in Queens. Current projects include the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, and a museum expansion for the Artis—Naples Cultural Campus. Weiss received her Master of Architecture at Yale University and is currently the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Manfredi received his Master of Architecture at Cornell University and is a Senior Design Critic at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. WEISS/MANFREDI has been recognized with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture, the Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award, the New York AIA Gold Medal, the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal, and Harvard’s International VR Green Prize in Urban Design. Their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Louvre, and the Guggenheim Museum. Both Weiss and Manfredi are fellows of the American Institute of Architects and National Academy inductees, and have taught studios at Harvard, Penn, Cornell, Princeton, and Yale University as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professors.