Eduardo Manilla was born and raised in the tourist town of Ensenada, Mexico in a bilingual environment. He became a foreign exchange student in Paola, Kansas during his Senior year in High School where he was voted Prom King. After studying Architecture at the University of Baja California, he moved to LA to work for the award-winning MINARC architecture firm. Once settled in Venice, Eduardo became part of the community by organizing a variety of awesome events and trips which eventually led him to form a team to start the Genius Loci Festival in Baja Mexico.
Eduardo has always been active in the communities he’s lived, prompting him to run for the Venice Neighborhood Council. Now serving a second term as a Community Officer, he has great plans for the artistic community.
Music plays an important role in Eduardo’s life, having learned the art of DJing from his younger brother Alejandro, a young dh-producer from Mexico who is known as Massio. As a DJ, Eduardo calls himself LoboMan, which is a play on words of his 2 family names as is the tradition in latin countries. His father’s family name is Manilla (MAN) and his Mother’s family name is Villalobos (LOBO which means wolf). A recent graduate from the School of Audio Engineering in Hollywood, Eduardo studied Electronic Music Production and just released his first track: “La Reyna de la Salsa” featuring “Koncha Power!”.
The future is looking quite bright for Eduardo. His first residential design project breaks ground next year in Baja’s Wine Country, he began voluteering for KCRW (public broadcasting), and he’s training to be a docent at the Getty Center where he will be giving Architecture Tours on the weekends.
Year born: 1984
City: Venice Beach, CA
Background: B.S. Architecture, University of Baja California
Profession: Architect, Community Officer for the Venice Neighborhood Council – Chair of the Arts Committee, and Music Producer
Tools of the Trade: ARCHIcad, Sketch-Up, AutoCad, Photoshop, Traktor, Logic, Ableton, iPhone, MacBook Pro