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ELENA MANFERDINI: The big picture

13 April 2016 Städelschule Aula

Elena Manferdini is the principal and owner of Atelier Manferdini in Los Angeles and has over fifteen years of professional experience in architecture, art, design, and education.

In her lecture, Elena will challenge the role of pictures and drawings in architecture, and through the work of Atelier Manferdini look for a common ground between these two representational tools in our current disciplinary discourse.

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. In 2004 she founded Atelier Manferdini in Venice, CA. Elena Manferdini was 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. 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. Since 2003 Elena has been part of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where she is now the Graduate Programs Chair. In 2013 she was selected as recipient for the Educator of the Year presidential award given by the AIA Los Angeles.