Mantas joined Granit in September 2014 after having gained a first-class honours degree in Architecture from the University of Portsmouth. Mantas currently works part-time at Granit, whilst studying for his Part 2 masters degree at the University of Portsmouth. He is mainly involved in the survey, feasibility and concept stages with some involvement in the technical design and construction stages. Mantas is influenced by architects such as Peter Zumthor and Herzog & de Meuron who have inspired during his studies. His construction experience has also provoked an interest in the detailing of a project. Creating solutions of how different building elements, such as materials, structural systems and openings can be combined effectively to create a work of art. Outside of architecture, Mantas loves a bit of footie and used to be a coach at Crystal Palace and is also interested in product design.