Meet Manfredo


Dr. Manfredo Manfredini studied architecture, interior and urban design in Milan and Berlin. He has been engaged in individual and group research over a wide range of topics in architectural theory and criticism, as well as in design at architectural and urban scales.
Since his graduation from the Milan Technical University, Manfredo has consistently been involved in fundamental and applied research projects, both locally and internationally. His current research interests address post-urban spatialisation forms and correlated architectural design aspects, particularly focusing on valorisation, re-qualification and redevelopment of architectural and urban heritage; urban public spaces; affordable and special housing; and education in architecture.
Each of the research areas has been successfully published and developed in collaboration with international and multi-disciplinary teams, as proven by the track record of consistent publications (e.g. more than 30 journal articles), successful grants (national and international) and awards (e.g. first price Biennale di Venezia, Sironi Group).
After teaching architecture, interior and urban design in leading European and Asian universities – e.g. Milan Technical University, University of Stuttgart, Tsinghua University and Chinese University of Hong Kong – since 2010 he has been teaching architecture and urban design at the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland.

Key expertise:

  • Public spaces
  • Affordable and special housing
  • Post-urban spatialisation
  • Architecture
  • International cooperation & knowledge exchange



Manfredo Manfredini