Byron ManchesterAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, A4LE
President & CEO
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.