Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Concourse C

Manning Architects expanded Concourse C of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport from ten gates (with two international gates and one dual domestic/international gate) to 16 gates (nine of which have dual domestic/international capabilities). The Concourse C façade was constructed of exterior metal panels and aluminum storefront windows anchored to a base of brick veneer. The design featured clerestory windows as a source of natural light, and a three-story central “oasis.” A sky-lit atrium which contained concession areas and airline VIP lounges, provided a respite for arriving and departing passengers. A team of five artists collaborated with the project architect to incorporate stained glass, decorative ceramic tile, modulated acoustic tile, computer synthesized jazz, and art objects into the building fabric of Concourse C.

client/owner:

NOLA Aviation Board
New Orleans, LA

completion:

$24 million
200,000 sf
1997

our role:

Programming and complete architectural and interior design services