Gyan was born in Accra, Ghana. His early education was at the prestigious Englebert International School. He earned a scholarship to Adisadel, the renowned Episcopal Mission School, for his secondary education. While at Adisadel, 14-year-old Gyan decided to follow his dream and become an architect.
Looking back, Gyan says he was fascinated with the school’s architecture – the chapel, bell tower, dining hall, residence halls – and these magnificent structures inspired him to learn more about “how such beautiful buildings are created.” That investigative process led to his awareness of the field of architecture. He graduated with honors from Adisadel and entered the architecture program at the University of Science & Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in design. Gyan also holds a post graduate diploma in architecture from the same university
Throughout college, Gyan had been fascinated by American architects and their work, particularly the immigrant architects Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe and I.M. Pei.
Gyan immigrated to the United States in 2003 and joined the Expo Design Center as a project designer. This experience exposed Gyan to other areas of design that are not typically a specialty of traditional architecture – bath and kitchen design – and added interior design skills to his repertoire.
In 2008 Gyan joined Wentworth, Inc., as a project architect, where his work won several industry awards. After 10 years, still in hot pursuit of the American Dream, Gyan founded G. Manu & Associates in Falls Church, Virginia.
Gyan and his family love making trips to the beach and sightseeing. Gyan has been very active in the local community in various ways; radio talk show host, soccer coach and organizer for fundraising events for the disabled.
G. Manu & Associates is a realization of the vision of a young Ghanaian architect determined to positively impact and make his mark on American design.
Gyan is an admitted associate member of the American Institute of Architects, member ID 30497473