Architecture Blog

Manning Architects strives to stay up-to-date on current events and trends happening in the design world, and in the world around us. Check out our architecture blog for architecture trends in New Orleans, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, and the rest of the country.

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

 

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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
Goldring/Woldenberg Complex is LEED Gold

June 18, 2018

The construction bid process for the Canal Street Ferry Terminal is underway. The new terminal will accommodate new ferry vessels dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle transportation and will create more efficient service across the Mississippi river.

Manning Architects is the Designer and Architect of Record for the Project. Nola.com posted an article on the solicitation and you can learn more about our work here

Canal Street Ferry Update
Canal Street Ferry Update
Canal Street Ferry Update

April 20, 2018

The American Planning Association is having their National Planning Conference in our home town of New Orleans this year and we are thrilled to be a part of it. Nicholas Perez-Alvarez, AICP is the Planner at Manning Architects and he will be conducting a few tours in around the city including a fireboat tour of the Mississippi River ports and a National Park swamp tour.

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National Planning Conference in New Orleans 2018
APA Conference New Orleans
National Planning Conference in New Orleans 2018

April 20, 2018

We just got back from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) annual conference in San Diego where Wm. Ray Manning had the pleasure to meet author and keynote speaker Simon Sinek. Mr. Sinek posed the question “Are You Playing a Finite or Infinite Game?” and he offered a unique perspective on leadership and teamwork. Here is a link to learn more about it.

The AAAE is great organization and offers a variety of regional, national and international conferences to stay on the forefront of airport needs. We look forward to the next event and hope to see you there.

Ray Manning and Simon Sinek at the AAAE conference 2018
Simon Sinek and Wrm. Ray Manning at the AAAE Conference 2018

October 23, 2017

We had an enriching experience at the LCI Congress 2017 and keynote speaker Patrick Lencioni gave a great keynote address. You can watch a few of his videos here to gain some of his insight into various concepts of success.

Lean Construction Institute Congress 2017

August 21, 2017

During a trip to Los Angeles this past week, Mr. Manning paid a visit to the memorial for Paul R. Williams, who designed the homes for numerous celebrities as well as public and private spaces. In 2017, he will be posthumously honored with the AIA Gold Medal, for his pioneering career, which encouraged others to cross a chasm of historic biases. Read more about the celebrated architect  here.

Paul R. Williams Memorial Visit

August 17, 2017

This past week, we finally got our New Orleans East wall art installed! The Manning team is very excited about our new laser cut model that will serve as both an art piece and a discussion and site planning tool.

New Orleans East Model Installation

August 7, 2017

Check out the progress on the Armstrong Airport North Terminal in the latest aerial! Making progress. For more on the visit The Airport Website.

Armstrong Airport Construction Progress

August 1, 2017

New Orleans will be celebrating her Tricentennial anniversary in 2018. Many public spaces are seeing updates and renovations to beautify them before the celebration begins. See photos and read up about some of the projects the city is undergoing in preparation of the festivities at The Advocate.

 

New Orleans Prepares for Tricentennial