Barrett Studio worked closely with the City of Mountain Brook to develop the right scale for the project, designing a building that works within the massing comparable to 3 or 4 large single family homes. In fact, when the project went before the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustments, it was approved unanimously - a testament to the way that Barrett Studio seeks to gain project acceptance. The Arts & Crafts architecture harkens back to the work of C.F. Voysey, who designed beautiful English country homes during the same time period that Birmingham was experiencing extensive growth. The building is named for Warren H. Manning, the Boston-based Landscape Architect who designed the master plan for Mountain Brook for developer Robert Jemison, Jr. Environmental Design Studio provided the Landscape Architecture design.