Xavier Manera


Xavier joined the company in 2000 as a director. He has experience delivering projects across many commercial sectors including retail, offices, hospitality and mixed-use & residential.

About Xavier

Most interesting place
Butte Montmartre – a district full of authentic, Parisian charm. It’s often used as a backdrop in films and it’s particularly attractive and mysterious at night.

Favourite cheese
There are more than 1,200 cheeses in France and so, it’s very difficult for a Frenchman to choose only one… the most well-known is Camembert and this is typically paired with a baguette and an excellent glass of red wine!

What do you like most about your job / working at Hyphen?
Meeting different types of people and working on projects all over the world.

Who or what was the most important influence in your early career?
I’ve always enjoyed drawing and painting. This, together my passion for engineering influenced my decision to pursue a career in architecture.