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1811 Walnut St 140
Kansas City
MO 64108
Tel: +1 816 421 8890

16-24 Underwood Street
N1 7JQ
Tel: +44 207 147 1852

Rm 503, No.185 University Ave

Tel: +1 816 421 8890


Above: Guangzhou Arena

MANICA Architecture provides its clients with the unique combination of large-scale project experience, and the personality and creativity of a boutique international design studio. MANICA is dedicated to ensuring that all of its clients are given the personal attention and unparalleled expertise they deserve.

The experience of MANICA Architecture and its president and director, David Manica, includes the design of large public assembly facilities worldwide cumulatively worth over US$5 billion. Current MANICA projects include the STU Sport Park (Shantou, China), The Guangzhou International Arena and Entertainment District (Guangzhou, China), The Shanghai World Expo Arena (Shanghai, China), The Village at Doddaballapur (Bangalore, India), and The Minsk Ice Hockey Arena (Minsk, Belarus), as well as international design consulting for the National Basketball Association (NBA). David has partnered with Fosters and Partners on the design of Wembley Stadium (London, England) and the Camp Nou renovation for FC Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).


Above: Minsk Arena


MANICA believes in stunning design and innovative functionality as the path to successful facilities. In his 15 years designing large public assembly facilities, David has forged a vision for some of the world’s highest-profile stadia, arena and convention projects. Prior to establishing his own design studio, David worked for 13 years as a senior project designer at HOK Sport Venue and Event (now Populous), where he was responsible for leading the design of over US$5 billion in construction worldwide. His comprehensive experience spans all phases of project development. He values a collaborative approach to design that successfully solves all of his clients’ needs related to aesthetics, programme, budget, function, and schedule. David’s passionate commitment and dedication to balancing the complicated needs of his clients have earned him lasting relationships with them all.

MANICA’s work is enjoyed by millions of people around the world, and its designs have a profoundly positive effect on the life of entire cities. The firm’s ability to maintain design integrity in spite of the inherent challenges of multiphase, large-scale projects, has established it as a key player in the industry. Its designs have established new benchmarks within the industry that have been emulated by other professionals worldwide.


Above: Shanghai World Expo Arena

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