The University of Minnesota College of Design presents
School of Architecture Lecture Series | Fall 2016

Building Portraits | Elena Manferdini

Atelier Manferdini | SCI-Arc
The California-based firm, Atelier Manferdini  has completed art and architectural projects in the US, Europe and Asia. Notable among the firm’s projects are the Pavilion for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Bianca, a three stories boat in Japan, and a series of interior design renovations in Los Angeles. Principal and owner Elena Manferdini is a licensed engineer in Italy, and a licensed architect in Switzerland. She received a Professional Engineering Degree from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). Elena currently teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is the Graduate Programs Chair. In 2014 she held the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of California Berkeley (UCB). She has also held Visiting Professor positions at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania and Seika University. Manferdini was recently awarded the 2013 COLA Fellowship given by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to support the production of original artwork. In 2013 she received a Graham Award for architecture, the 2013 ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence, and Educator of the Year presidential award given by the AIA Los Angeles. In 2011 she was one of the recipients of the prestigious annual grants from the United States Artists (USA) in the category of architecture and design.

Future Featured Speakers

Lars Spuybroek
Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture
Monday, October 31

Annette Fierro
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Monday, November 14

Lectures presented by the School of Architecture, University of Minnesota College of Design with support from the Cass Gilbert Lecture Series Fund.

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