Chris Manzo


Exacting, precise, and tenacious, Chris is also an easygoing optimist who makes time for creative play. All of these facets work together as he surfaces the best design solutions to help his clients achieve their goals. Recent projects include the Jewish Community Center in Louisville and Norton Healthcare’s perinatal clinic. The tenacity (and the play) started early for Chris, with Legos and sandboxes. These days you may find him recharging by scuba diving, walking a foreign city, or drawing (which he considers language) as a way to observe, understand, and represent the world.

Professional Highlights

Program Chair & President Elect, AIA Central Kentucky Chapter

St. Louis USGBC Sustainability Award, “Treed Place of Play,” Missouri Botanical Garden

Presenter, “Diagramming Spatial Intimacy,” IDEC Conference

Presenter, “Evaluating the Evaluation,” NCBDS Conference

Presenter, “From Drawing Board to Tiny House: Student Engagement with Cultures of Building,” HERA Conference

News & Insights

“Park Guell with Liz - Travelling to see the world.” – Chris Manzo