Oct 7th 2020

Video | ​A Conversation with Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

On September 16 the College of Architecture hosted architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, co-founders of New York City-based architecture and design practice Weiss/Manfredi.

“Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi are renowned for their seamless blending of architecture and landscape, as exemplified by landmark projects such as the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle and the entry pavilion at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York,” says Reed Kroloff, dean of the College of Architecture. “With projects ranging in scale from an installation at the Venice Biennale to the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, India, Weiss/Manfredi is a unique and uniquely important architectural practice.”

The discussion focused on Weiss/Manfredi’s work, particularly in the areas of urbanism, resilience, social justice, and health. Weiss/Manfredi is currently working to reimagine the world-renowned La Brea Tar Pits, a multi-year process of public engagement, master planning, design, and construction on the tar pits’ 13-acre campus, which encompasses the world's only active paleontological research site in a major urban area, its asphalt seeps, surrounding parkland, and the George C. Page Museum building.