Christina Mannion

HMC Architects has appointed Christina Mannion, RA, AIA, LEED, NCARB, as principal-in-charge for HMC’s higher education practice, working out of the firm’s San Diego studio. Mannion’s career began with drafting custom homes on Lake Tahoe, which led her to San Diego to earn a master’s degree in architecture.

Her diverse experience includes involvement in biotech projects, urban mixed-use multifamily housing, and client representation at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for their Capital Program Management Department. Mannion’s impressive track record includes overcoming challenges in obtaining approvals for complex projects, such as the residential mixed-use housing at The Brand in Glendale, California and integrating regional transportation at UCSD.

Commenting on her motivation to join HMC, Mannion said, “I have followed HMC since encountering the firm on interview panels at UCSD. I knew HMC was synonymous with design excellence and was looking for a workplace with focus, strategic goals, and genuine care for its employees.”

In addition to serving clients and ensuring that HMC is even more responsive to their needs as they look to the future, Mannion will focus on business development and serving and expanding the firm’s higher education client base in Southern California.