Sara Maniez

Sara Maniez

Titusville, NJ, US



Dynamic and versatile professional with more than 12 years of added value focusing on superior performance in the design of a variety of government, corporate and residential projects. Demonstrated expertise in designing projects that expand competitive advantage, improve brand recognition, and enhance the customer experience. Delivers an unparalleled record of accountability-based leadership; able to coordinate and direct multiple project-based efforts while managing and motivating project teams. Holds DOD Level 2 Security Clearance; dedicated to continual self-improvement, including pursuit of Registered Architect designation and LEED certification.

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Maniez Design Studio LLC, Titusville, NJ, US, Owner

Built & manages Wordpress food blog website for, creates food & lifestyle photography and all original content.

Jan 2015 - current

Pandora, Cherry Hill, NJ, US, Training and Development

Development, onboarding, mentoring and training of Pandora employees.

Jan 2012 - current


Diamond Department - Diamond Council of America Certified Diamontologist.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

La Vie Equestrienne, Stratham, NH, US and Mount Holly, NJ, US, Entrepreneur

Transitioned a hobby of equestrian and pet product design into a successful business.

Created brand identity; developed designs and marketing strategy to reach a wide target audience.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2011

United States Department of Defense, U. S. Navy, Portsmouth, NH, US, Architect, Project Manager

Successfully managed multiple projects for the US Navy, including negotiating project contracts/construction modifications

Jan 2008 - Aug 2009

New England Land Artisan, Stratham, NH, US, Graphic Design, Marketing & Architect

Integral in establishing the brand image for New England Land Artisan

Jan 2004 - Jan 2008

Elkus Manfredi Architects, Boston, MA, US, Architect

Builds on diverse industry expertise to collaborate on the design of numerous small and large-scale projects; part of a design competition team at Elkus Manfredi Architects that developed concepts for Dodger Stadium, Las Vegas City Hall, and other high-profile projects in New York, Boston, and Texas.

Created and delivered visual marketing/media presentations for numerous architectural projects and design competitions at Elkus Manfredi Architects.

Jun 2005 - Oct 2007

Stephan B. Jacobs Group and Andi Pepper Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

As Architectural Designer for Stephen B. Jacobs Group, created drawings for several high-end residential and hospitality high-rises in New York, including Hotel Gansevoort in the meatpacking district.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

Chermayeff, Sollogub & Poole Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architectural Designer

Produced drawings and models for the National Aquarium Expansion in Baltimore, MD and various international museums including the Iowa Environmental Project in Coralville, IA, the Long Island Aquarium in Islip, NY, the New Bedford Oceanarium in New Bedford, MA and the Hartford Discovery Center in Hartford, CT.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2002


CDM Institute, Marlton, NJ, US, Autodesk Revit Architecture

Completed a 90-hour course in Autodesk Revit Architecture.

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012

Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Degree of Architecture

Aug 2000 - May 2005



Design work published in The End of the Year Show, Spring 2001 and in the NAAB Accreditation Show, Fall 2004

Awarded Pratt Institute's Presidential Merit-based Scholarship from 2000 to 2005; consistently on the Dean’s List and President’s Merit List & numerous design projects archived by the Pratt Institute Architectural department.

Associate member, American Institute of Architects
Member, Philadelphia Center for Architecture
Member, U.S. Green Building Council, New Jersey Chapter
Board member, New Hampshire Horse Council (2007 to 2008)
Secretary, Stratham, New Hampshire Heritage Commission (2007 – 2008)
Member, United States Lipizzan Federation
Member, Lipizzan Association of North America


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