About us




Manuel Manuelian

principal / project architect

Manuel holds a Master of Architecture degree and is a California licensed architect. He started his career in 2002 as an intern at Steven Ehrlich Architects. Prior to establishing Manuelian Architects in 2014, he worked for Hafco & Associates – a design-build firm in LA.

Manuel has completed many high-end residential projects by employing an efficient and responsive to the site design and space planning. He develops solutions that provide an unique architectural identity and give strong connections between interior and exterior spaces. Manuel has an extensive knowledge of the Los Angeles residential zoning codes which allows him to commence the project design with awareness of the City regulations, thus expediting the building permitting process later on.

Manuel is an advanced tennis player and he takes the game seriously. In his free time he enjoys watching and playing tennis with friends. Early spring is his favorite time to visit Mammoth Lakes to ski during the days and relax in the evening.

Svetlana Manuelian

senior designer

Svetlana holds a Master of Architecture degree. Prior to co-founding Manuelian Architects, she worked for various local architectural companies designing both single- and multi-family residential projects.

Svetlana brings creativity and extensive experience to our team. She enjoys the new challenges that each project brings, specifically when an efficient, clean and neat floor layout seams difficult to be achieved.

In her spare time Svetlana enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. She likes to compare culinary arts and architecture, always searching for the perfect balance between form and contents in both.

Hrair Toomasian

designer / job captain

Bachelor of Architecture degree

Nikolay Borisov

designer / CAD operator

Master of Architecture degree