Steven Silverstein is the founding Principal of Manning Silverstein Architects and has been actively leading his firm for the past 30 years. Steven earned his degree in Architecture from Syracuse University in 1975 and spent the next 10 years at I.M. Pei & Partners as a Senior Associate working supervising large scale, award winning projects.
In 1986 Steven formed Steven Silverstein Associates and partnered with Richard Becker to form their Chicago office where they completed large scale residential renovation projects, Gallery and exhibition spaces for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Washington DC along with a wide variety of small scale commercial and residential projects.
In 1994 Steven joined forces with Anne Manning; their collective corporate and commercial experiences include the completion of numerous small commercial projects for publishing companies; private family foundations; venture capital offices, real estate investment offices; medical and legal offices, to name a few. Their practice has evolved into one that specializes in High-end residential design which includes renovation and new construction of apartments, townhouses, penthouse additions and houses in Manhattan and surrounding areas as well as various national locations such as Vermont, Arizona and Colorado.
Steven was born and raised in NYC, resides in Manhattan and Putnam County New York. Steven is involved in his family real estate business and as a result has a unique understanding and experience in property ownership and development which brings an in-depth understanding of planning processes and building in the New York City area.
Anne L. Manning AIA. Prior to the establishment of Manning Silverstein Architects, PC. Anne was a senior associate with the highly acclaimed Architectural firms of Kohn Pedersen Fox Conway for 10 years and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill for 4 years. Anne has won numerous professional awards, including an AIA New York Chapter Design Award. She has often lectured and led discussions at venues such as AIA Round Table forums on the collaboration between craft, furniture, artists and architects by fostering her devotion to the idea of developing relationships between craft, architecture, interior design, furniture and textiles. Custom furniture design and discussions around the relationship of material use in architectural and design solutions is a passion and Anne’s. An intricate knowledge of building materials and expertise in specialized finishes adds a unique and creative dimension to the level of consistent detailing, thoughtful concepts and an aesthetic vision that are a common thread in their design solutions.
Anne studied at Syracuse University where she earned a degree in Industrial and Interior Design. Prior to that, she studied Architecture at Syracuse University and Pratt Institute. She currently lives in New York City. Anne’s outdoor passion often places her in the garden and her study of plant life and the environment lends to her strong interest in developing creative landscape solutions and environmental relationships for her projects.