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I am a skilled and innovative Italian architect, with over 17 years of international experience in Project and Design Architecture. My architectural, design, mathematical and project management skills, alongside my knowledge of building laws and codes, make me confident that I would significantly benefit your organization. Alongside my vast technical experience and relationship management skills, I bring an open mind and international experience, having worked in the United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, the United States of America, Cuba, South East-Asia, and Southern Africa.

Flavio Manzo Project / Design Architect PERSONAL INFORMATION Nationality: Italian Residence Status: Permanent South African Resident Address: De Waterkant, CT Cell: +27 72 202 7159 Email: Skype: flavio_manzo

As an architect, I consider myself a functional creator that is driven by curiosity, inspired by history and grounded by practicality.

EDUCATION Sept 2000 – Apr 2004 Sept 1996 – Apr 2000 Sept 1990 – Jun 1995

The technical High school diploma gave a basic qualification for: site manager, land & quantity surveyor, town planner, draftsman, technician and project manager

WORK EXPERIENCE Feb 2015 - Current

Revit Knowledge Feb 2015 – Aug 2015

SketchUp Lumion Knowledge Apr 2013 – Feb 2015

Autodesk 360 Autodesk 3dc Max + Vray Good

CAD / AutoCAD Excellent

Apr 2011- Jun 2013

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Jun 2009 – Jun 2013



BIM (level 2) Very Good

Design Architect MMA Architects – Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa - Acted as Design Architect for the South African Government - Duties entailed being; Technical Supervisor, IT and BIM Coordinator in Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp

Dynamo Phyton coding Microsoft Office

Design Architect 2MD Exclusive Italian Design – Cape Town, South Africa - Duties covered the following roles; Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Industrial Designer and Consultant, Project Manager, On-site Supervisor, Shop-fitter Consultant and Material / Technology Consultant

Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator

Project Architect Denniston SDN BHD – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Lead Project Architect for several international Luxury Hospitality projects - Project Team Leader of luxury facilities located in the Maldives Island, Vietnam and Indonesia - Was in charge of master-planning, architectural concept design, client presentation and interior architectural coordination

Very Good

Adobe Photoshop

Project Architect DHK Architects – Cape Town, South Africa - Acted as Project Architect for several international and South African projects - Performed interior architecture for residential dwellings - Designed realistic concepts for project proposals


Very Good

Principal Associate Architect FWJK Architects – Cape Town, South Africa - Founded the FWJK Architectural department, leading a team of 25 architects and technicians - Duties include; being lead project and design architect, overseeing interior design, BIM management, quantity surveying and being development coordinator



University of Florence – Master’s Degree in Architecture University of Florence – Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Science (Structural Engineering and Architecture) Technical Institute High School, Manetti, Grosseto, Italy

Apr 2007 – Apr 2008

Freelance Architect Flavio Manzo Architectural-Workshop – South Africa - Collaborated with Schlosser and Partners (Austria) and Micotti Studio (USA) - Was Project and Design Architect for several international dwelling projects and residential proposals

Apr 2006 – Apr 2007


designed with a touch of creative Italian style - Had additional roles including; Architectural Technician, Onsite Supervisor and Interior Architect

Coordination & Leadership Excellent

Building Laws & Codes

Dec 2005 – Apr 2006




Jan 2004 – Dec 2005

Aug 2003 – Aug 2004

Construction Management Project Management Estimations and Budgeting

CERTIFICATES Jun 2009 Jun 2008

Jun 2003


Oct 2003

Structural Engineering Excellent

M.E.P. Service coordination Excellent

Province of Florence Workshop on “Home automation” and smart building management systems

Rendering Realism Excellent

University of Florence “Eco sustainable buildings”. Energy efficiency in buildings, energy saving according to ISO standard


Industrial Design

University of Cape Town Rational buildings design, according to SANS104 regulation, Revit energy analysis


Concept Design

Autodesk University Revit and BIM 360 implementation training


Drawing and sketches

Candidate Architect Studio Attiteture – Florence, Italy - Worked as Candidate Architect and Technician - Assisted several residential projects in Florence, Italy, was involved in many heritage building restorations

Very Good


Architectural Draftsman / Technician Team Architects – Cape Town, South Africa - Was involved in commercial developments in the United Kingdom and South Africa

Development Management Excellent

Architectural Technician Freespace Architects - Cape Town, South Africa Acted as Architectural Technician and Consultant for several projects in Cape Town suburbs, in the development of residential areas such as security estates, apartment blocks and single upmarket dwellings

Interior Design Client Communication

Design Architect VHJ Architects – Cape Town, South Africa - In charge of design architecture for up-market dwellings,

Oct 2004

University of Florence Department of Architecture Workshop on “Eco Sustainable" Design

SOCIAL SKILLS Naturally friendly attitude in interpersonal communication, have maintained very long relationships with former clients and coworkers.

ARTISTIC SKILLS Hand sketching drawings, constructing electronic circuits and building furniture.



Italian Mother Tongue

I have a passion for alternative sources of energy and green orientated architecture. I also have an interest in quantum-physics, astronomy, electronics and oriental philosophy. I’ve also taken to professional dancing, jujitsu, muaythai, tennis, and kite surfing.

Very Fluent


English Spanish Basic

Accompanying this resume/CV is the enclosed portfolio, which is a compilation of the architectural work I’ve done in the last 14 years. Please click on the icon below:

Portuguese Poor French Poor Afrikaans Very Poor

Flavio Manzo Portfolio

REFERENCES I will happily provide the contact details for: • • • • • • •

Giuseppe Fabbiano Vernon Head Luyanda Mpahlwa Jan-Michelle Gathy Dave William Jones Cedric Richards Enzo Micotti

Architecture, Florence, Italy Vernon Head Architects, Cape Town, RSA DesignSpaceAfrica, Johannesburg, RSA Denniston international, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia FWJK executive Director, Durban RSA CNR architects, Cape Town, RSA Studio Micotti New York, USA

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