Emmanuel Garcia

Manny joined Wheeler Kearns Architects in March of 2016. Prior to joining WKA, Manny worked as an associate architect for FGM Architects in Chicago. His experience includes education projects ranging from early childhood to higher education throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

Manny graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies and obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at UIC, Manny served as a Woodshop Teaching Assistant where he developed strong leadership and communication skills. He was the recipient of the National Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship in 2011.

Manny is an active member and leader in the community, having volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Proyecto Che (Children for Higher Education), a youth development program at the UIUC. He continues to pursue leadership opportunities and is currently serving as Media Chair for the UIC Architecture Alumni Association.

With WKA, he has worked on the Purple Llama Coffee & Record shop in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood and schematic design for Ednovate’s USC Hybrid High in Los Angeles. Current projects include the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Des Plaines, IL, and a corporate office campus expansion in a northwestern suburb of Chicago.

Manny is a LEED Green Associate and is currently working towards becoming a licensed architect. He resides in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

2014                     . MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago
2007 Bachelors Degree in Architectural Studies (BSAS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional Experience
2016-present Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago, Project Architect
2014-2016 FGM Architects, Full-time Arch 1
2013-2014 Woodshop Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago Teaching Assistant
2013-2014 Freelance Draftsman and Logo Design
2013 FGM Architects, Summer Intern
2013 Wheeler Kearns Architects, Winter Intern
2011 Lauren Schreyer & Associates, Summer Intern
Professional Affiliations
2015-present UIC Architecture Alumni Association, Media Chair
Individual Honors
2011 RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities) National Scholarship
LEED Green Associate