Robert Manns, AIA is a founding principal of the firm and serves as the director of design. He specializes in the design of public safety and community oriented facilities. He has a proven track record for providing meaningful, budget conscious and quality driven design solutions that meet the specific needs of the client.
Rob is dedicated to the creation, coordination and implementation of design solutions that improve the quality of life amongst our communities. He has worked to establish the firm’s unique expertise in public safety architecture and has elevated the firm’s reputation for quality and functional design amongst the nation’s first responder community. An expert in the design of fire stations, public safety training centers and firing ranges, he has spoken on issues such as first responder health and safety and station design and numerous local and national conferences.
Rob holds both undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from The Catholic University of America. As a former graduate of Anne Arundel Community College’s Architecture program Rob previously served as an adjunct professor teaching design and construction courses to young aspiring architects. He has continued to serve on numerous design award juries and advisory panels at AACC.
Rob is considered one of the industry’s foremost leading experts on building information technology (BIM), providing cutting edge technological solutions that effectively communicate the design with owners and contractors.
While it’s been speculated that Rob is actually a robot that doesn’t need food or sleep to survive, he is known to spend time with his family and play competitive hockey.