george t. manos, university of pennsylvania, ar '62

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manos architects

Welcome to our Home Page! Our aim is to provide information on a variety of topics relating to architectural practice and technology. In addition, you will find information here on architects who have sites on the World Wide Web, you can reach the home pages of The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Chapter, American Institue of Architects from this page, and you can also reach the home page of the National Office of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC.

Also, you can reach LibertyNet, Philadelphia's own home page, for information about current and planned future events and other important information about this beautifully scaled and culturally rich city. Just "click" on the item of your choice and get ready to be transported via this amazing medium into the world of electronic information exchange!

Please feel free to drop us a line at the e-mail address given above for information or discussion on any topic of interest to you.

WHAT'S NEW this week ...

In Pursuit of Federal A-E Contracts
Are you interested in pursuing federal A-E contracts, but either don't know how to go about it, or know the basics, but haven't had much luck getting past the pre-selection committee? Manos Architects shares your interest and, while we haven't yet landed that big fish, we have learned a lot about what federal contracting people look for in responses, how to read between the lines of the Commerce Business Daily announcements, and how to structure the SF 254 and SF 255 for maximum impact. Let us share our experiences with you, and please feel free to share your experiences with us!

Local Architects and other architectural firms with sites on the WWW (alphabetically):

(. . . this reference section is a little thin right now since architects here are just beginning to sign on, but wait - )
Visiting architects and engineers - if you hav a web page, and would like to have it listed here, please drop us a line at

Institutions and Organizations of Interest

  • AECNet, The electronic resource network for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
  • GSFA The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, offering outstanding interdisciplinary academic educational opportunities in the arts, architecture, and planning.
  • U of P The University of Pennsylvania, its schools, programs, students, faculty, and (ahem) alumni.
  • Philadelphia's LibertyNet
  • Philadelphia Chapter, AIA, an outstanding resource for both architects and those seeking architects.
  • American Institute of Architects, National Headquarters, Washington, DC

    Of interest to Architects

  • Getting Started with Computers. If you are in the design field, unfamiliar with computers, and are thinking about getting started with a new computer system, then all is not lost! There is some help online for you. The Computer Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter, AIA recently published a manual for its membership to help it understand and get started in this emerging technology. Topics include:

    Are You Interested in CADD?

    Examples of 2D and 3D CAD applications

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