Nora Navra New Orleans Public Library

Manning Architects, along with a team of nationally recognized library and archive consultants, provided architectural services for the renovation and addition to the Nora Navra Library located in New Orleans, LA.

Originally constructed in 1954, this library was located in an area of the city that sustained severe damage as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The project will renovate the existing library and expand the facility from 2,700 to 7,900 square feet.

The design intent was to create a library that responds to emerging library trends and the dynamics of the neighborhood. An extensive community outreach program was administered by Manning in order to understand the desires and needs of the neighborhood, as this library was historically the hub of community activity prior to Katrina.


City of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA


$3 million
7,900 sf

our role:

Team member to provide architectural services