Elena Manferdini graduated from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and later received her master’s degree in architecture and urban design from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2004, she founded Atelier Manferdini, a design office in Los Angeles, California. 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.
lecture: Elena MANFERDINI, “Unplugged.”
6.00 pm / EMPAC Theater
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180
Manferdini was recently awarded one of the 2011 annual grants from United States Artists (USA) in the category of architecture and design. In addition to leading her design practice, for the past nine years Manferdini has been teaching architectural design studios and technology seminars for the graduate and undergraduate programs at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Currently she is the coordinator of the Graduate Thesis Program at SCI-Arc. She has also held visiting professorships at Cornell University and Seika University.