Manning Architects was responsible for architectural design services for TramlinkBR, a three mile modern streetcar line from The North Gates of LSU to Downtown Baton Rouge that will link multiple neighborhoods to a modern, high capacity transit system. Manning’s services included design layouts for five tram stop pairs in the Downtown alignment and six stop pairs along the Nicholson Drive corridor (plus designs for alternate stop configurations). Manning also provided a conceptual design for the tram’s Operations & Maintenance Facility. TramlinkBR will serve the growing needs of neighborhoods, businesses, students, key destinations, and planned developments—which include the Water Campus, River District, and the Nicholson Gateway.

The modern tram will not only provide a much needed connection linking the Louisiana State Capitol, Downtown Baton Rouge, and Louisiana State University, but could also catalyze new transit-oriented development in its vicinity. TramlinkBR will serve an estimated 2,200 passengers on a daily basis upon its completion in mid-2021 and is projected to increase to 4,300 passengers per day in 2041, following new developments predicted to arise along the corridor.

Transportation Architectural Services


HNTB/City of Baton Rouge – Parish of East Baton Rouge


$170 million
5.7 linear miles
Est. 2021

our role:

Architectural Design Services for all tram stops and Operations & Maintenance