New York Designs
Karen Fairbanks, Michael Manfredi, and Marion Weiss
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Diana Center
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Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss, principals of Weiss/Manfredi, will lead a tour of their newly completed The Diana Center at Barnard College. Joining the tour will also be Karen Fairbanks, Chair of the Department of Architecture at Barnard College.
Winner of a national design competition and a Progressive Architecture Award, the project establishes “a new nexus for social, cultural and intellectual life at Barnard.”
Carving a diagonal void through the seven-story building on Broadway, a slipped series of atria create views through diverse program spaces and visually connect the adjacent Lehman Lawn to the upper floors of the building and the green roof. The facade – composed of 1,154 clear and color integral glass panels – translates the brick and terra cotta of the surrounding neighborhood into an energy-efficient exterior.
Envisioned as a center for campus life, the 98,000 square foot building includes architecture and painting studios, a 500-seat performance space, black box theatre, cafe, dining room, reading room, classrooms, and exhibition galleries.
Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City. Founded by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the firm is known for the integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Weiss/Manfredi received the Academy Award in Architecture and were named by the Architectural League as an “Emerging Voice.” The firm has also won the New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor. Other major projects include the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle; the Smith College Campus Center in Northampton, MA; and the Taekwondo Park in Muju, South Korea.
Reservations are required. Due to the limited number of tickets and to facilitate fair access across our membership, reservations are limited to members only. Upper level members, including League Circle firms, are limited to two reservations. Reservations open on May 11th at 10:00 a.m. Please email email@example.com. Further program information will be given upon confirmation.
This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The League also thanks the Architecture Department at Barnard College for partnership on this program.
Diana Center, Barnard College. West Stair. Photo by Albert Vecerka/Esto; Diana Center, Barnard College. View from Gallery. Photo by Paul Warchol.