Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Long-Term Development Study

Manning Architects, in collaboration with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, worked on the conceptual design of a new world-class terminal for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Manning was tasked with incorporating an authentic New Orleans experience into the design of the new terminal. Manning’s primary focus was on providing a continuous link between the traveler and the exterior environment. By allowing the abundance of natural light to permeate the interior, travelers would be exposed to its variation throughout the day and year.

Prior to Manning’s work on the long-term development program, the firm performed extensive work for the airport on several different projects. These included post-Katrina repairs to the exterior, the interior of concourse C, and multiple concession kiosks such as Hudson News, Creole Kitchen and Perlis Cajun.

Transportation Architectural Services


New Orleans Aviation Board
New Orleans, LA


$650 million

our role:

Member of the conceptual design team