Manzano is an Architect and Urbanist who graduated from Faculdade de Belas Artes in São Paulo in 1987. He has excelled in multiple Hotel and Corporate Architecture projects in Brazil and in the United States. He was an executive at Cerâmica Eliane, Cerâmica Gyotoku, as well as furniture companies Escriba, Forma and Giroflex. He has consulted extensively for private and public corporations, and the Brazilian government.
Manzano was the North American associate-director of architecture for VOA Associates, representing the company in Brazil and South America. He is currently the Marketing Director of Perkins + Will. He’s successfully completed over 400 projects in the hospitality, health, residential, industrial, commercial, entertainment, and corporate sectors.