Marion Weiss is the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design – PennDesign – where she teaches design studios and courses on representation and urbanism.
She is also in private practice with Weiss/Manfredi architects of New York.
She studied architecture at the University of Virginia and Yale University.
Weiss/Manfredi won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award for Architecture in recognition of the strong personal direction of their work. Her Olympic Sculpture Park for the Seattle Art Museum was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, Groundswell: Designing the Contemporary Landscape.
The Barnard College Nexus, a new multi-use arts building in New York city, was featured in the Architects Newspaper issue on innovation and glass, and won an American Institute of Architects (AIA) projects honor award. Weiss/Manfredi have won competitions including the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, and the Olympia Fields Park and Community Center in Illinois. Her spring 2006 studio on New Orleans, Resilient Topographies, was selected for exhibition in the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Marion Weiss has lectured at the Cooper Union, Yale University, Harvard University, the Architectural League, the Chicago Art Institute, and the National Building Museum.