Contact Info


  • University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning Bachelor of Architecture, 1992


  • Architect: Ohio 11135

Professional Affiliates

  • American Institute of Architects
  • AIA Ohio
  • Columbus Chapter AIA
  • Council of Educational Facilities Planners International
  • Columbus Green Building Forum
  • U.S. Green Building Council

Select Professional Awards/Honors

  • AIA Eastern Ohio Merit Award for Design Excellence for the Wooster City School Board Office Renovation
  • Columbus Landmarks Commission 2007 James B. Recchie Design Award Finalist for the Ohio Ave. Elementary School Renovations and Addition

Byron H. ManchesterAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, A4LE

President & CEO

Byron H. Manchester is an award-winning design architect. Byron has spent the past 14 years working in Columbus, joining the firm in 1997. He has managed the firm’s Columbus office since 1999. Byron finds his passion in the analysis of design problems and in developing a rational approach to each project. He is a master at discovering historical or contextual antecedents critical to making buildings connect to their sites and environs. Byron also has a focus on historical rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects. His masterful reuse of an old Post Office in Wooster, Ohio which was rehabilitated for School Board Offices, and the Renovation of the Historic Ohio Avenue Elementary School in Columbus have both received design awards.

He has significant project management experience, primarily with academic and cultural clients. He has been the designer and project manager for numerous K-12 building projects, most recently with the Columbus City School District and Orrville City Schools.