Manuel Avila

Manuel Avila

Chicago, IL, US



Experienced in the production of architectural renderings since 1984, Manuel Avila Associates has a long display of illustrations techniques that go from hand made sketches to the media media combination of digital and hand made images. The office has worked with a long series of excellent clients with the most challenging projects that has been resolved up to the most satisfaction.



University of Illinois Chicago, BArch, Architecture

Received my Bachelor's Degree in Architecture in 1982 after studying for four years in Simon Bolivar University in Venezuela from 1974 to 1978. Moved to USA in 1978 with the intention of finishing studies in Chicago. Architecture in UIC had a excellent program with visiting professors coming from the most recognized architectural offices of the city including Tom Beeby, Helmut Jahn and Stanley Tigerman. Emphasis was made in the design process from the original conceptual idea to the final developed project. The studies were lacking of the green architecture but heavy on the preservation of landmarks and points of interests.

Sep 1980 - May 1982


ASAP (now ASAI ) Merit Award for the Best Architectural Illustrations of the year, Honorable Mention

For three years in a row the office received the Merit Award in the category of the Best Architectural Illustration Award named the Hugh Ferris Award. No longer a member of ASAI, the office is now a member of the New York Society of Renderers. With NYSR, the mayor recognition the office has received has been as the front cover image of the 2000 NYSR Portfolio. The rendering works of the office has been extensively published in different and varied publications, books, magazines and newspapers


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