Pushing the Envelope of Sustainable Architectural Design


We are deeply passionate about sustainability

Manou Design Group, a long-standing architectural design firm based in California. Its founder, Eric Manou, is an architectural visionary with a vast portfolio of residential and urban developments.

The first Net-Zero community in the United States, Atomic City.

In the last three years, Manou has designed, built and developed what is believed to be the first Net-Zero community in the United States, Atomic City. A 15 home urban infill community in Oakland California which includes three live-work units, one of which is his base for future projects.

Completed Fall 2018

Farmy Zero is the second in a series of sustainable residential communities.

After Atomic City, Manou spent 18 months developing the concept for a farm inclusive sustainable community he dubbed Farmy. The design inspired his next urban farm and housing community, Farmy, which is slated to break ground in January 2021 in his home town of Oakland California.

Built environments should include sustainability as an inherent part of their design

Our projects are a broad range of aesthetically beautiful buildings while maintaining a solid understanding of sustainable design.

Farmy Zero

Atomic City

Urban Concept

Creating residential communities that are regenerative by nature and sustainable by design.