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Award-Winning New York Architects Marion Weiss And Michael Manfredi To Speak At U.Va. School Of Architecture On March 25

March 15, 2005 --

WHO:         Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, partners, Weiss/Manfredi Architects
WHAT:       Dean’s Forum Lecture — "Site Constructions"
WHEN:       Friday, March 25, 5 p.m.
WHERE:     Campbell Hall, Room 153

New York architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi will give a lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153.

The award-winning architects established Weiss/Manfredi Architects in 1989. Their wide variety of work is characterized by a blend of urbanity and intimacy. The Architecture League of New York selected the firm as one of six critical and emerging practices in North America in 1997.

The duo produced competition-winning designs for the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and the Museum of the Earth, a paleontology museum in Ithaca, New York.  Both projects were featured in the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s spring “Design Culture Now” triennial exhibit.  Their design for Olympic Fields Park and Community Center in Olympic Fields, Ill., won a National American Institute of Architects’ Honor Award, a New York AIA Design Award and Environmental Design Distinction from International Design Magazine.

Weiss/Manfredi’s other projects include the Smith College Campus Center in Northampton, Mass., the GreenTree Foundation Retreat in Manhasset, N. Y. and the “Nexus” building for Barnard College in New York City, a new kind of campus building that integrates the major facets of a liberal-arts education.

Their work is featured in the recently published monograph: “Site Specific: The Work of Weiss/Manfredi Architects.”

Weiss earned a B.S. in architecture from U.Va. and a master’s in architecture from Yale. She was a designer with the firm Cesar Pelli and Associates Architects before founding Weiss/Manfredi Architects.

Manfredi received a bachelor degree in architecture at the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in architecture at Cornell University. Prior to founding Weiss/Manfredi Architects, he was a designer at Richard Meier and Partners LLP.

For additional information contact Derry Wade at (434) 982-2921 or derry@virginia.edu.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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