The Manser Practice
The Manser Practice was established by Michael Manser in 1961. He developed an introductory rapport for designing one off modern residential houses, some of which have been grade listed. Even though the team still does design residential projects every now and then, they have focussed their efforts in on an extensive range of projects in terms of their scale and the sector. This has enabled the practice to have offices in London and York and they also established an interior design sector that runs independently and is a part of their fully incorporated and harmonized design service for clients. The Manser Practice delivers project ranging from hospitals to hotels, residential housing projects to offices and even terminals for ferries. Some of their projects include design for embassies, High Commissions for Government, Godolphin and Latymer School, British Council in Freetown and offices for Quangos. The practice has always adopted a practical and logical approach to green sustainable issues - including their very own solar heated swimming pool developed in 1963 - and have reciprocated well to the concept of less energy and less waste. Michael Manser guides his practice with his extensive knowledge gained previously, as the President of the RIBA in 1983 and a promoter of modernism for 2 years. The practice is now led by Jonathan Manser but it has not stopped rising in status despite the leadership change.