Southern University New Orleans Master Plan

Manning Architects developed a comprehensive building assessment and master plan for Southern University at New Orleans. The 22-acre campus situated near Lake Pontchartrain has approximately 386,000 square feet of building area. The master plan included recommendations to address both the short- and long-term needs of the University and guide the development of Southern University New Orleans (SUNO) through the year 2015.

The master plan encompassed the existing 22-acre campus and a 38-acre tract that SUNO acquired in 1994 to accommodate future expansion. As part of the master planning process, Manning Architects developed land use plans, landscape plans, and utilities plans for this urban campus. Following Hurricane Katrina, Manning Architects was selected to assess the condition of all the buildings on SUNO’s campus and make recommendations for their demolition, restoration, and/or repair.


Southern University System
New Orleans, LA


$22 million
38-acre site
1994, 1998, 2008

our role:

Complete architectural
planning services