Xavier University of Louisiana Master Plan

Xavier University originally retained the services of Manning Architects in 2005 as a way to better understand its growth potential and to help frame the many projects that were being planned. During the early stages of this process, Xavier’s campus was flooded after Hurricane Katrina. This forced the university to change the role this planning effort would play, from reactive to proactive.

Manning Architects led Xavier in the creation of a master plan representative of the university’s large and small goals for the future. The framework was then detailed in smaller phases of capital improvements. Manning Architects developed programs, design guidelines, implementation processes, and identified potential funding sources for each of these capital improvements. The final result was a landmark master plan for Xavier University, a legacy concept guiding growth along holistic goals that were both realistic and attainable.


Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA



our role:

Primary planning Architect