Please join us for a lecture from the Spring 2014 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Professional Practice, Elena Manferdini.
Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later received her Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).In 2004 she founded Atelier Manferdini, a design based office in Los Angeles, California. The firm has been highly visible as an advocate of design excellence and has been recognized internationally for its ability to create imaginative architecture, art and product design. The office is based on a multi-scale work methodology and embraces the philosophy that design can participate in a wide range of multidisciplinary developments that define our culture.
In 2006 Ms. Manferdini was invited to design the West Coast Pavilion representing the USA at the Beijing Biennale in the Chinese Millennium Museum. In 2008, 2010 and 2013 she curated the West Coast USA session of the Beijing Biennale exhibition. She has lectured widely, including at MIT, Princeton, GSD and Bauhaus. In addition to leading her design practice, in the past 10 years Elena Manferdini has been teaching architectural design studios and technology seminars for the Graduate and Undergraduate programs at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Currently she is the Coordinator of the Graduate Thesis Program at SCI-Arc. She has held Visiting Professor positions at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania and Seika University and is currently the Spring 2014 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Profesor of Professional Practice here in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Howard A. Friedman Fund and the Department of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley.
This event is part of the Spring 2014 Lecture Series at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. For other lectures in the series, see: http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/lecture-series/architecture-lecture-series.