Jonathan comes from a family of architects - both his father and sister are architects and his mother is an architectural journalist.
Jonathan has over thirty years of experience in the design and management of large-scale commercial and residential projects. He supervises the design teams within the studio and is skilled in creating design solutions that are appropriate to the nature and constraints of each job. Some of the key projects with which he has been involved include Heathrow Hilton T4, Umoja House Dar es Salaam, The Great Eastern Hotel, Artigiano, most of the recent private houses, and currently his own house!
His expertise in design development, the technology of building and cost-effective detailing is a guiding force in the work of The Manser Practice.
He is regularly invited to act as an awards assessor, including for the RIBA, and as European Hotel Design Awards Chairman of Judges.