Architectural Services, Planning, and Interior Design Services in New Orleans, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas

Manning Architects, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, embodies architectural excellence by drawing upon our creativity, employing proven approaches, and exceeding client expectations. This commitment to excellence enables Manning Architects to arrive at the best possible solution in all our endeavors.

We are architects, interior designers, urban designers and planners that facilitate our clients’ success. Our work brings our clients’ vision to fruition while adding to the vitality of communities. We believe that when all elements of the built environment are designed with a focus on efficiency, sustainability, aesthetic beauty, and a sense of place, the community enjoys a better quality of life.

Community focused – globally conscious.


Providing a comprehensive range of architectural services to both public and private sector clients has been the cornerstone of our firm since its inception in 1985.

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Unlike many firms, we do not consider interior architecture to be a mere sideline; rather, it is an essential aspect of our practice.

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As urban designers and planners, we give direction and shape to the fabric of our communities, focusing on an individual site, block, district, transportation network, or even the entire city.

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June 24, 2019

Folse Market under construction, north terminal at LANOIA

Last week, Manning Architects took a field trip to observe the construction of the eleven bars and restaurants in the Louis Armstrong International Airport North Terminal designed by our team along with ICRAVE for Delaware North. Consequently, this provided a sneak peak of the current state of the airport construction, which we were delighted to get an early viewing of.

The North Terminal sits just above the existing runways for MSY and will serve the city well as a much brighter, more efficient, and easier to navigate space.


Sneak Peek into the MSY North Terminal

May 1, 2019


The Florida Brightline, now Virgin Trains USA, is the first privately-funded passenger rail in the United States in over a century.
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Rebirth of Rail Transit in the United States

In 2018, the first privately funded passenger rail in over a century went into operation. The Florida Brightline, now re-branded as Virgin Trains USA, connects commuters from Downtown Miami to West Palm Beach and will ultimately pass through the Orlando theme parks, reaching Tampa. In Texas, construction of a Japanese-inspired high-speed bullet train connecting Dallas and Houston, which will be able to travel at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, is expected to commence in 2019 with private funding.


RAIL Renaissance – Making the Case for a Renewed Baton Rouge to New Orleans Intercity Passenger Rail