Lourdes L. Manalac, Assoc. AIA

Senior Associate New York Office

Ms. Manalac has over 12 years of experience in architectural design and production drawings with 10 years of experience in structural production. Her work covers multiple market sectors including residential, commercial, institutional, and mixed-use buildings from schematic design through construction documentation. Lourdes is responsible for the management of BIM Modelers/BIM Engineers and the implementation of project controls across the BIM platform. She oversees regular activities and provides support to the drafting team to ensure standards are maintained in the creation of Revit Models.


Mapua Institute of Technology –.Bachelor of Science in Architecture

130 William is a slender 66-story, 800-foot luxury condominium tower in Manhattan’s Financial District of New York. It features 242 units ranging from studios to four-bedrooms. The precast concrete façade’s textured dark tone panels lead to bright and airy interiors. The rows of arched windows reference the historic warehouses of New York City with an eye toward innovation. Additional amenities in this skyscraper include a full-scale health and wellness club, IMAX theater, spa, private rooftop observatory deck and a new public park at the base. McSal’s solutions created an affordable concrete structure over earlier design iterations while improving architectural layouts, occupant comfort, and structural performance.
18 Sixth Avenue is the tallest component of the Pacific Park megadevelopment in Brooklyn, New York. Located next to Barclays Center, the 511-foot, 49-story residential tower contains 727,000 SF. The 810 units span the building with an associated 52,000 SF of commercial space to enliven the streetscape. 18 Sixth Avenue is a distinct architectural icon, representing the natural evolution from rock, to crystal to gem. The base is The Rock and anchors the commercial program, followed by The Crystal which redefines the skyline with an attractive façade. Finally, the top portion of the tower is The Gem and opens upward; it is transparent, luminous and the prominent building feature.
The Ellipse is a 533,000 SF luxury residential tower built over a pier at the edge of the Hudson River. The 444-foot elliptical shaped building has 42 stories and a total of 381 units. Its efficient flat plate concrete construction allows for floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Manhattan Skyline. Units vary from studios to three-bedroom apartments and penthouse suites. The Ellipse offers over 24,000 SF of premier amenities including a 75-foot outdoor pool and terrace built over the 230-space, precast concrete parking garage. The Ellipse is one of the tallest buildings in the Jersey City waterfront area.
50 West 66th Street is a 69-story, 775-foot residential tower on the Upper West Side in the Lincoln Center neighborhood. The tower includes 127 condominiums that offer views of Central Park and the surrounding skyline. The unique structural solution provides a transfer system for the tower columns that simultaneously buttress the building. Large double-height spaces were created at the base of the building for a regulation basketball court as well as a synagogue which occupies the majority of the ground floor. Water Slosh Tank Dampers are utilized within the building crown to control lateral motions, improve occupant comfort and economize the structure.

Additional Representative Projects

  • Ebenezer Plaza – Brooklyn, NY
  • Victoria Homes – Ossining, NY
  • 531 Avenue of Americas – New York, NY
  • 65 Private Drive – Brooklyn, NY
  • 54 Noll Street – Brooklyn, NY
  • The Club at Briarcliff Manor – Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Woodcrest Apartments – Oceanside, NY
  • 292 North 8th Street – Brooklyn, NY
  • 40 East End Avenue – New York, NY
  • 11 West 56th Street – New York, NY