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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 blog for regularly updated content.

Nora Navra Library Model Making

July 19, 2017

The Nora Navra Library renovation is one of Manning Architects’ most recent projects to break ground.  As a parting gift for retiring from the New Orleans Public Library Board, Manning Architects gifted Bernard Charbonnet a wood laser cut and engraved replica of the new library design on Tuesday, July 19th. Read more about the library renovation project here.

 

Nora Navra Library Model Making

Cities for Tomorrow Conference

July 17, 2017

Mr. Manning had the pleasure of attending the Cities for Tomorrow conference in New York this past week. The conference convenes the world’s foremost industry experts, policy makers, developers, creative visionaries, entrepreneurs, and others looking to shape the urban environment for the future. Read more about the event and watch clips from the week here.

Cities for Tomorrow Conference

How to Plan for Transit Hubs of the Future

July 11, 2017

Because transportation needs within cities are ever-changing, cities are trying to prepare for the increased reliance on public transit in the future. Explore tips and tricks to create more adaptable Transit hubs for generations to come. Click through the link to read the article on CityLab

How to Plan for Transit Hubs of the Future

Bike Trails Generate Economic Benefits for Cities

July 6, 2017

Over the past few years, New Orleans has made a push to increase accessibility to bike lanes throughout the city.  Explore the rich economic benefits bike trails contribute to neighborhoods in Dallas, Atlanta, and Indianapolis, and why more cities should adapt bike-friendly infrastructure on the T4America blog.

Bike Trails Generate Economic Benefits for Cities

The Ever-Evolving Lafitte Greenway

June 29, 2017

The Lafitte Greenway, one of New Orleans’ newest open-space developments, is spurring growth and development throughout several New Orleans neighborhoods. Head over to Nola.com  to see what’s in store! From new play equipment to a security task force, explore the exciting additions to this quickly-evolving area.

The Ever-Evolving Lafitte Greenway

The Classic New Orleans Creole Cottage

June 26, 2017

The Creole Cottage! Both New Orleans’ oldest housing design and one of the most iconic.  Curbed.com  has curated a roundup of the latest and greatest of what is available in both the French Quarter and surrounding areas. Travel back in time through the link and explore one of the most historic and treasured forms architecture New Orleans has to offer.

The Classic New Orleans Creole Cottage

Check Out Apple Park

June 22, 2017

Check out Silicon Valley’s newest campus, Apple Park! Read the full article and get exclusive back story and imagery on Wired.com .

Check Out Apple Park

Audubon Nature Center Reopening

June 21, 2017

Nearly 12 years after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center will reopen its doors in September. We can’t wait for you to see what our team has been working on, and bring the Center back to the community. Get a sneak peek now on NOLA.com .

Audubon Nature Center Reopening

Louisiana Discussing With Washington How To Prioritize Coastal Restoration Programming

June 19, 2017

Louisiana is looking to expedite the permitting process for five major coastal restoration projects through the creation of a “one stop office” that includes representatives of all federal agencies conducting environmental reviews. Check out more in the write-up on NOLA.com .

Louisiana Discussing With Washington How To Prioritize Coastal Restoration Programming

Urban Design and Our Happiness

June 14, 2017

Can a well-designed city bring about happiness? Recent studies show that the buildings we surround ourselves with have a direct effect on our interpersonal encounters.  Click through the link to read the article on Blueprint.com .

Urban Design and Our Happiness