Have you noticed the art panels at the front of our Ludlam Road Campus? California-based Artist/Architect/Professor, Elena Mandferdini, is responsible for this beautiful work. She came to visit our school and see her award-winning work in person for the first time! Thanks for visiting, Mrs. Mandferdini. It was a joy and an honor to see you!
More about Elena:
Elena Manferdini, principal and owner of Atelier Manferdini, has over fifteen years of professional experience in architecture, art, design, and education. She is a licensed engineer in Italy, and a licensed architect in Switzerland. She received a Professional Engineering Degree from the University of Civil Engineering (Bologna, Italy) and a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
Elena currently teaches at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is the Graduate Programs Chair. In 2014, she held the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of California Berkeley (UCB). She has also held Visiting Professor positions at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and Seika University.
She frequently lectures, and her work has been exhibited internationally in both architecture and art museums.
In 2017, her facade for Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida received 2 AIA Miami design awards: People's Choice Award of Excellence and Merit Award of Excellence. In 2016, Elena Manferdini was awarded the PAN Award for Best Public Art Project in North America. Her artwork is part of the permanent collections of SFMoMA and LACMA. In 2013, she won the COLA Fellowship given by the 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, and she was selected as the recipient for the Educator of the Year Presidential Award given by the AIA Los Angeles. 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.