Ryan Vincent Manning

Ryan Vincent Manning

Los Angeles, CA, US



Ryan Manning is a designer/owner of quirkd33 a design collaborative in landscapes, film, and architecture. He has worked with Heron-Mazy since 2008 and accompanied honors/publications in Storefront Art and Architecture, Dallas Film Festival, IDEXXCanada, Blankspace, and many others. Recently working with local artists and filmmakers, Ryan has experienced the multi-facets of the architecture and film industries including Project Manager, Production Designer, Installation Designer, and Director.  He has been a critic/lecturer at SCI-Arc, University of Texas at Arlington, TU Berlin, Institute for Experimental Architecture, USC, and currently is teaching in Austria at IOUD.  



IOUD, Innsbruck, Austria, Visiting Faculty

Aug 2015 - current

heron-mazy, Fort Worth, TX, US, Partner

3D Modeler/Render
Animator (Editing, Rigging, Character Creation)
Scripting (Rhinoscript, Grasshopper, Paracloud, ParaGEM, Massive)
Model Maker
Film Editor
Website Creation/Development

Jan 2008 - current

quirkd33, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer/Principal

Architectural rendering/drafting/modeling,
Computer Development/Consultant
Website Development/Consultant
3D Animator
Film Production/Editor/Director
Audio Production/Editor/Director
Patent Illustration (Plant/Utility/Design)

Jan 1997 - current

Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Researcher

Research development into fashion design software, voxel based design, and development of projects in the office

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

Vardes, Waxahachie, TX, US, Assistant Designer

Construction Documentation
3D Modeler/Render/Animator
Project Management on Site
Website Development/Construction

May 2007 - Jan 2008

Hallem Associates, Fort Worth, TX, US, Draftmans

Construction Documentation
ArchiCAD BIM Development

May 2005 - Aug 2005


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, MArch

Aug 2012 - Aug 2014

OneLab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Ecological Workshop

Ecological design dealing with sustainability, reuse and new interpretation.

Aug 2009 - Sep 2009

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Design oriented Architecture with a focus on experimental design. Starting from traditional Beaux Arts style teaching, the school of architecture gave me a tour through traditional modernism techniques into contemporary styles involving film, poetics, and multiplicity. At the same time, I studied a deep back ground into literature, philosophy, and history ending in a Humanities Minor.

Jan 2004 - May 2008

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX, US, Liberal Arts

Jan 2000 - May 2004


Concordia Lighthouse Competition, Nomination

Top 50

Machines of Ascensional Grace


ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Virtual Spaces Competition, Nomination

Shortlisted 5 Winners



Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story II, Honorable Mention

"How to jingo your rhino and architecture deserves more than a skin?"


Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story, Award

Away with the Fairies


Porous City 2009, Other

Short Listed with Heron-Mazy


White House Redux 2008, 1st Place

1st Place with Heron-Mazy
White House Redux Book
"Revenge of the Lawn"


AIAS Milwaukee Vinyl Competition 2008, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention in Design Innovation


Areas of Specialization