Our mission is to transform how infrastructure is designed and constructed with the goal of building resilient cities and communities.

urb-in is a practice specializing in infrastructure and design. We seek to recast how infrastructure projects are planned, designed, and constructed. We believe a successful project relies on practices that meet or exceed core programmatic goals, achieve standards of design excellence, and engage with community stakeholders honestly and transparently.

Our practice focuses on changing how people experience infrastructure. We challenge the status quo, which has relegated many of these essential facilities to the periphery, placed out of sight and often becoming blights on the communities they serve. Our work seeks to rewrite this narrative by creating a new process that delivers projects with a high degree of performance, design, and cohesion into the urban fabric.

Jonathan Manzo is the owner and founder of urb-in , a practice specializing in infrastructure and urban design. His past work has ranged from large-scale project design management and master planning for institutional clients within the utility sector, to work on residential and commercial projects.

The projects Jonathan and urb-in oversaw within the utility sector delivered facilities that set new standards for design, community engagement, reliability, and resilience. Most notably, urb-in has overseen the design process of five new substation facilities and developed the master planning and disposition strategy for a thirty-two-acre property on the site of the former Hunters Point Power Plant in San Francisco.

Jonathan is a graduate of Connecticut College and received his Masters in Architecture (M.Arch). from California College of the Arts.


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