Contact Info


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


  • Architect: Ohio 11135, PA, Mass, NY

Professional Affiliates

  • American Institute of Architects
  • AIA Ohio
  • AIA Columbus
  • Association for Learning Environments
  • 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 ManchesterAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, A4LE


Byron is the President and Principal-in Charge of BSHM Architects. He serves as the executive leader, overseeing operations of both the Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio locations while leading the direction of Design and Planning within the firm.

Upon joining BSHM in 1999, Byron developed his skills in the practice of educational design under the mentorship of Paul Ricciuti, FAIA, NCARB and Gary Balog, FAIA. Recognizing that sustainable practices are inherent in the responsible practice of architecture, Byron earned his accreditation as a LEED Professional in 2005. Byron has grown the firm’s portfolio with major PK-12, higher education, historic adaptive re-use and multi-family, commercial and retail projects.
In the past 23+ years at BSHM, Byron has been working to understand the incredibly complex nature of the built environment’s impact upon the human conditions of health and well-being within our communities. He is recognized for a keen design sensitivity, inclusive management skills and thorough Educational Planning abilities. These traits have earned the trust of many long term clients.

Byron’s mission is to perpetuate the company’s established culture of empathy, compassion and service to community. He accomplishes this though client, staff and project management, planning and design.