M. Land. Arch.
LEED GA, BFQLDP
Stan Manev graduated from the University of Forestry in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Masters of Science in Landscape Architecture. He met his wife, Neli Maneva, at school, and together they started their careers in Giro-M (a landscape design and installation firm) managing and designing landscaping projects in different cities in Bulgaria. Stan interned with the landscape architect at Giro-M, where he prepared construction documents and did project management for large landscaping projects like public parks. In particular Stan spent significant time working on envisioning and creating rock gardens and water features.
After Stan and Neli moved to South Carolina in 2010, Stan started working for Blue Dot Landscaping. During his stay there, he obtained additional training in different areas of the landscaping profession. He completed training programs as a certified paver and retaining wall installer with ICPI and NCMA. In February 2012, he became a certified LEED Green Associate and in the beginning of 2013 he obtained Autodesk certification in 3DS MAX.
In 2013, when Stan and Neli moved to California, Stan continued his professional career working as a landscape designer and project manager for one of the most well respected contractors in Marin County, Rainbow Landscape and Better Than Real Artificial Grass.
Stan’s extensive knowledge in construction, drainage, irrigation, plants, etc. has enabled him to successfully complete numerous residential and commercial projects in San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Novato, San Rafael and more. In addition, he has planned and managed artificial turf installations over the entire bay area from Santa Rosa to Petaluma and down south to Santa Cruz and Monterey.
In 2014, Stan became a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Design Professional, whose recommended Bay friendly practices and principles he applies to every one of his projects.
Stan and Neli started their own landscape design and installation firm, Interactive Landscapes, in 2014, where together, along with Todd Britt, they bring their unique experience and skills to a variety of landscaping projects.