Jeffrey Manzer

Jeffrey Manzer

San Clemente, CA, US



Jeff has the proven ability to manage design teams and foster lasting client relationships working on commercial, retail, mixed-use, and residential projects at a variety of scales. 

Jeff provides fifteen years of professional experience, working throughout the world with projects mainly focused in Southern California. With experience in all phases of project delivery, Jeff is proficient in AutoCAD Architecture, creating construction documents, permit drawings, and managing BIM models. 

As an emerging professional, Jeff is committed to personal development achieving LEED Green Associate, and actively pursuing architectural licensing. Jeff is a volunteer with the AIA Orange County and as a committee member of Canstruction Orange County.


Manzer + Associates, Lake Forest, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Focusing on renovations, additions, and new construction, Jeff's responsibilities are to serve as a designer and liaison between private and public agencies, such as assisting in permit processing and management of project timelines and completion.

In addition to those duties, he assumed the responsibilities of researching building and site information and history, city and county codes, new building technologies, and environmental impact.

Manzer + Associates has been a cornerstone in residential remodeling throughout southern California for over 35 years.

Apr 2014 - current

Studio 1 Architects, Inc., Newport Beach, CA, US, Designer

Development of architectural design concepts, visualization & presentation, and construction documentation of education architectural projects. Designed and edited architectural and construction elevations, floor plans, and details.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017

KTGY, Irvine, CA, US, Associate

While at KTGY, Jeff worked closely with the project manager, and teammates to put together solid and well-coordinated sets of construction documents for a variety of retail and residential mixed-use projects.

Additionally, he was able to track and implement the repercussions of changes throughout a set of drawings and has developed experience navigating Building Codes, Accessibility requirements, Local Codes, and Zoning Ordinances.

Programs: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office

Oct 2014 - May 2015

The Turnkey Companies, LLC, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Consultant

Provided design services, project management, and due diligence services for commercial real estate, construction, and renovations.

Oct 2009 - Apr 2010

Mikron Unlimited Construction, Lake Forest, CA, US, Construction Laborer

Engaged in different stages of construction for multiple projects including high-density residential towers, restaurants, retail, commercial infill, and single-family housing. Gained a working knowledge and observation of a construction site and the various parties involved.

Jun 2003 - Sep 2006


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture and Sustainable Design

Department Involvement:
* Baker Lighting Lab | Research Assistant
* Environmental Control Systems II (Arch 492) | Teaching Assistant

Foreign Studies:
* Marche Region, Italy - Spring 2005 | Town Form Analysis and Building Tradition
* Rome, Italy - Summer 2005 | Architectural and Art History Studies

Campus Involvement:
* Ecological Design Center (EDC) | Campus Sustainability Coordinator (2005 - 2007)
* Illumination Engineering Society (IES) | President (2006 - 2007)
* American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) | Vice President (2005 - 2006)

Sep 2002 - Jun 2007

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