Alán Ramiro Manning

Alán Ramiro Manning

Los Angeles, CA, US

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A holistic approach designer: theoretical, experiential, analog, and digital. With hybrid working methods exploring learned qualities from each iteration. Rigor and meticulous detail are a forefront design goal for every project encountered. On track towards architecture licensure.

Through varying tests of self-discipline both professional and personal, consistent growth is pursued by remaining steadfast in a passion project to thread the natural discovery of sketching with the practice of architecture. Previous designer roles granted unique assignments that required a tenacity for architectural illustrations. So, to my highest joy, I am dedicated to the authenticity of hand creation by merging the two, art and architecture.


Jul 2018 - current

Steinberg Hart, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Involved in all phases of the design process in high-rise mixed-use residential projects. Key role in producing drawing sets, graphic presentations, 3D renderings, model-making, and animations. As well as team communication, consultant coordination and assisting in managing client expectations. Primary collaborations include:

- 2017 UCLA Housing (Collaboration with Richard Meier & Partners)
- 2017 Morrison Hotel and Residence (Entitlement Set)
- 2016 Shenzhen Hazen Towers (Entitlement Set)

Jul 2016 - Jan 2018

Deborah Richmond Architects, Los Angeles, Architectural Intern

Concept models and boards for the Peace4Kids foundation
presentation, Mobile Village: Kitchen at the A+D Museum. The
project is now built and servicing the communities of LA.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017

Paul Murdoch Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Responsibilities included: final phase construction detail drawings; hand watercolor renders; and Rhino 3D modeling for the following:
- Metro de Madrid design competition 2016
- National World War One Memorial competition 2015
- Guggenheim Helsinki competition 2014

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

Josep Ferrando architecture studio, Barcelona, ES, Design Intern

Model making, Rhino 3D, drafting, and translating articles/ construction details from Spanish to English. Tasks involved in:
- École à Vaulruz Switzerland competition 2014
- Exhibition in Berlin: “Matter and Light”
- Exhibition: Biennale in Venice 2014

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

GKK Works, Pasadena, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Full-time experience working in Revit. Corresponded with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager to update the built-up roof detail standards. Had a hand in coordinating LEED points on a unique assignment.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Maxi Spina Architects, Hollywood, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Composed floor plans and section drawings for Taiwan’s
International Design Competition: New Keelung Harbor Service
Building. Designed an E-book with InDesign, Programing Material: Architecture,
Fashion & Textile, under the Frankel Scholarship Award.

May 2012 - Aug 2012


Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

- Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts

- Architecture Department Archivist (3-year dedication)

Aug 2011 - Jun 2015


Cum Laude - Tau Sigma Delta, Other


AISC/ACSA Steel Student Design Competition - Open Category, Honorable Mention

Steel Resistance: A Museum for the Recording Industry in Hollywood - A collaboration project with Marilyn Chavarria


NEWH - LA Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Recognition for Architectural Excellence


AIA - Recognition of Excellence, Grant


Frankel Scholarship Award, Scholarship

Scholarship to design an E-book with Maxi Spina Architects.


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