Architectural Services, Planning, and Interior Design Services in New Orleans, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas

Manning Architects, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, embodies architectural excellence by drawing upon our creativity, employing proven approaches, and exceeding client expectations. This commitment to excellence enables Manning Architects to arrive at the best possible solution in all our endeavors.

We are architects, interior designers, urban designers and planners that facilitate our clients’ success. Our work brings our clients’ vision to fruition while adding to the vitality of communities. We believe that when all elements of the built environment are designed with a focus on efficiency, sustainability, aesthetic beauty, and a sense of place, the community enjoys a better quality of life.

Community focused – globally conscious.


Providing a comprehensive range of architectural services to both public and private sector clients has been the cornerstone of our firm since its inception in 1985.

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Unlike many firms, we do not consider interior architecture to be a mere sideline; rather, it is an essential aspect of our practice.

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As urban designers and planners, we give direction and shape to the fabric of our communities, focusing on an individual site, block, district, transportation network, or even the entire city.

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September 10, 2018

This article is part of a series that delves into the 300 year history of architectural, transportation and planning in New Orleans.

From the Mississippi River to Lake Borgne to Lake Pontchartrain to the wetlands, New Orleans has always been surrounded by water since she was founded in the early 18th century. Toss in the fact that now most of the city is below sea level and it’s clear that it is not the most habitable location. There is a long legacy of engineers, surveyors and architects that have worked on identifying problems and providing solutions for this issue.


1798 Map showing the French Quarter surrounded by “Cypress Swamp” and two canals connected to Bayou St. John (noted in green)
Image is public domain and obtained via Wikimedia Commons



Tricentennial Series Water Management

July 24, 2018

It’s official! The Tulane University Goldring/Woldenberg Complex which houses the A.B. Freeman School of Business is LEED Gold certified! Manning Architects worked with Pelli Clarke Pelli to design the addition which ties together two separate buildings and brings the graduate and undergraduate programs under one roof.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the ratings system for buildings striving toward sustainability. The Goldring/Woldenberg Complex addition includes the following components which helped achieve the gold status: sunshades on every level of the 215’-0” long, 53’-0” tall curtanwall, a frat pattern on the same wall which reduces bird collision, recycled construction and demolition waste, a Cool Roof, occupancy sensors on both the light fixtures and HVAC controls.

Goldring/Woldenberg Complex is LEED Gold