Robert Manns, AIA, a founding principal of the firm, 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 client’s specific needs. Rob is dedicated to creating, coordinating, and implementing design solutions that improve the quality of life amongst our communities. He has established 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. Rob is an expert in the design of fire stations, public safety training centers, and firing ranges, and has spoken on issues such as first responder health and safety and station design at numerous local and national conferences.
He holds both undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from The Catholic University of America. A graduate of Anne Arundel Community College’s Architecture program, Rob also served as an adjunct professor teaching design and construction courses to aspiring architects. He has continued to serve on numerous design award juries and advisory panels at AACC and is on the board of directors for a local fire station. Rob is also 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.