About Us

MANUEL AVILA ASSOCIATES, a minority owned Architectural Illustration firm founded in 1990, has been creating high quality, hand drawn, Illustration for over two decades. Our extensive background in Architecture, Design, and Illustration enables us to customize renderings for your specific needs. Attention to detail, a desire for perfection, and personal attention combine to meet the high standards for our clients. We employ traditional hand drawn techniques, yet embrace the latest computer digital imaging technology, which allows our clients increased versatility yet preserves a traditional feel.

Manuel Avila Associates is a member of the New York society of Illustrators, and is the recipient of awards for excellence in the Graphic Representation of Architecture from The American Society of Architectural Perspectives. The office has been published in The Art of Architectural Illustration and featured on the cover of NYSR portfolio in 2000.

Clients include: OWP/P Architects, Fitzgerald Associates, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, Lucien Lagrange Architects, Anthony Belluschi Consulting, Clough Harbour & Associates, and The Gammonley Group.


MANUEL AVILA was born in Venezuela and emigrated to Chicago with his wife in 1978, at the age of 22. He studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and began a career in Architecture, working with Murphy Jahn and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. In the 1980’s he began melding his loves of painting and Architecture, working with Rael D. Slutsky & Associates as an architectural illustrator. He formed Manuel Avila Associates in 1993. Manuel has also created Cartoons and Fantasy art.

PETER JABLOKOW, from La Grange Park, Illinois, Studied Architecture at Iowa State University. Following school, he worked as an architect for Majeski/Damato and Skidmore Owings and Merrill. In the early 1990’s he returned to his artist roots, studying Illustration at The American Academy of Art, and began working with Rael D. Slutsky & Associates as an Architectural Illustrator. He joined Manuel Avila Associates in the mid 1990s. Peter has also illustrated children’s books, educational materials, and marketing brochures.