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Jonathan Manser

The Manser Practice


Jonathan has over thirty years of experience in the design and management of large-scale commercial and residential projects. He supervises the design teams within the studio and is skilled in creating design solutions that are appropriate to the nature and constraints of each job. Some of the key projects with which he has been involved include Heathrow Hilton T4, Umoja House Dar es Salaam, The Great Eastern Hotel.  He has also played a key role in projects which were a little more outside the box with Snoozebox, a hotel concept inside 40ft shipping containers, Yotel, a ‘pod’ design which could be economically mass produced and is both stylish and hard wearing, Vanke Pod, and Microliving, micro-flats’ which would appeal to young professionals working in the city.  The project has just won the WAN Urban Challenge: London Housing Competition 2017.

His expertise in design development, the technology of building and cost-effective detailing is a guiding force in the work of The Manser Practice.

He is regularly invited to act as an awards assessor, including for the RIBA, and as European Hotel Design Awards Chairman of Judges

Small Spaces  2017

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