Manuel is an architect and urban designer. In 2012 his project Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism was part of the exhibit Spontaneous Interventions at the US Pavilion at Architecture Venice Biennial. In the past years Manuel has been working as architectural designer for different architectural design firms in New York City. Parallel to his design practice he is been experimenting with sound and music.
Manuel holds a Master In Architecture and Urban design from Columbia University and Bachelor in Architecture from Universidad de las Américas
S. Russell Groves Architect, P.C., New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architet
Conceptual design development, construction documentation and administration for different high end residential projects in New York City and a private home in East Hampton NY
Stephen Alton Architect, P.C., New York, NY, US, Project Architect
Conceptual design, development and construction documents for different high end residential projects in New York City and metro area including:
400 Park Avenue South (New Construction expected opening 2014)
1000 Maxwell Place (New Construction expected opening 2014)
21 West Street - Le Rivage (Remodeling completed)
Self Employed/Freelance, New York, NY, US, Architectural Design Consultant
Produced design documents for a 2000 ft2 private residence in Sea Bright, New Jersey. The documentation included architectural plans and elevations and various digital models.
SuperFront, New York, NY, US, Architect-in-Residence
Prepared a community informed design proposal for six public spaces along the Franklin Ave shuttle train in Brooklyn, New York.
Self Employed/Freelance at Mary Miss Studio, New York, NY, US, Project Production Assistant
Self Employed/Freelance at Center for Architecture Foundation, New York, NY, US, Model Maker
Prepared 1:20 scale (metric) models of the European studio Urban Nouveau incremental housing project. The models were presented at the Jugaad Urbanism exhibition.
Self Employed/Freelance at Design + Urbanism Architectural,, New York, NY, US, Urban Design Consultant
Conceptual design and 3D visualizations for a 150,000 ft2 educational facility and a 1.3 million ft2 residential development in Lower East Side Manhattan in New York City.
Gilmore Group, New York, NY, US, Design Associate
Prepared conceptual designs and 3D visualizations for corporate clients US wide.
Self Employed/Freelance at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant
Conceptualized a design for a 1400 ft2 Men’s Health and Holistic Center at the Herbert Irving Pavilion
Steve Lepp Associates, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
Prepared construction documents for a new building at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
Self Employed/Freelance at Philip Johnson - Alan Ritchie Architects, New York, NY, US, Draftasman
ARQCAN, Cancún, MX, Project Architect
Completed conceptual design and preparation of construction documents for hospitality projects in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, Mexico.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design
Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Puebla, MX, BArch, Architecture
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia, Valencia, ES, Architecture
Independent Project Grant, Grant
Independent Project Grant Awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts and sponsored by the Van Alen Institute in New York City to develop Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism
By the City for the City competition, 1st Place
Red Hook Bicycle Paths Master Plan Competition, Honorable Mention