“I distinctly remember the first time I saw Manuel’s portfolio of work. I remember being impressed by the quality of his drawings and sensing that his work represented the thinking of a maturing architect. I was not disappointed. In a time when too many young architects have mastered the technology of computers without any real understanding of the buildings they are drawing, Manuel was clearly the exception. He was, and is one of the most skilled young architects I have encountered. He clearly understands how buildings are built and designs with that knowledge. His facility with three dimensional graphics programs is superb. He is rapidly learning about American construction techniques. He always brings excitement and enthusiasm to all his assignments.”

Irv Shapiro, AIA. CEO, SPG3 Architects Philadelphia (1998 -2009)