About

Firm Profile

We have a proven track record with complex, urban projects and are nationally recognized as a top design firm.

Our passion is improving quality of life through collaboration and design. We engage with our clients, team members, and community partners by listening. It’s this collaboration that energizes our creativity. We ask in-depth questions and build relationships that lead us toward a shared vision that is clearly expressed and realized. Through our tested process and innovative thinking, we develop responsive solutions for each project, realizing each vision.

We connect with our clients, partners, and communities to build relationships.
We collaborate to develop extraordinary clarity and foster innovation.
And we create meaningful environments that celebrate life and help to sustain resilient communities.

Headquartered in New Orleans with offices in Dallas and Baton Rouge, our staff of professionals is motivated to bring vision to fruition. Meet our staff.

Since our beginnings in 1985, we have been providing architecture, interior design and planning services. Within the framework of these disciplines, we offer tailored services that can guide a project from the spark of an idea through occupancy.

Manning Architects provides leadership for projects across the United States in: Transportation, Education, Civic, Corporate, Cultural, Healthcare and Hospitality.

Architecture and M/DBE Certification

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Licensed Architect In:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Puerto Rico
MBE, DBE, SLDBE and/or ACDBE Certified in:
Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas
We connect with our clients, partners, and communities to build relationships.

We collaborate to develop extraordinary clarity and foster innovation.

We create meaningful environments that celebrate life and help to sustain resilient communities.

Full List of Services

Visioning
Programming
Conceptual Design
Feasibility Studies
Facility Planning
Bridging Documents
Project Management
Investor Presentations
Stakeholder Facilitation
Prototype Design
Fast-Track Documents
Furnishings Plans
Furnishings Procurement
Furnishings Inventories
Furniture Design
Existing Conditions Surveys
Community Engagement
Graphic Design
Move Coordination
Phasing Plans
Occupancy Evaluations
Tax Credit Applications
Site Analyses
Site Selection
Renderings
Project Design Guidelines
Cultural Resource Planning
MBE/Diversity and Inclusion
Manning Architects is proud to be a certified MBE, DBE, SLDBE and ACDBE firm.

We celebrate diversity and inclusion because diverse voices on a project team make for better projects, lending many viewpoints, backgrounds, and skillsets that are woven together like tapestry. Similarly, our workplace and community are strengthened by including all of our voices. It fuels our creativity, which leads to innovation.
LEED/Sustainability
Manning Architects is dedicated to improving the communities where we live, work, and play through attentive sustainability practices. All of our leadership team members are LEED Accredited Professionals.

But we take sustainability a step further. Our goal is to design all projects to meet a minimum of LEED Silver rating, regardless of whether the client chooses to pursue certification.
Resiliency
Manning Architects, with its New Orleans office located in the epicenter of Katrina’s aftermath, has been at the forefront of the City’s recovery efforts. From this immersive experience, we have become leaders in resiliency planning, focusing on stabilizing communities, developing recovery plans, and planning for sustainable futures.

Our goals are to bring people together, give voice to citizens, and deliver strategies to empower communities to thrive in the face of challenges.
Community Engagement
At Manning Architects, it’s all about making the lives of people better. We combine our passion, creativity, expertise, and collaborative spirit to build relationships with clients, team members, and communities. The results are exceptional projects.

We are effective at engaging community members and stakeholders to educate ourselves, the community, and to build consensus for a way forward.
Design Distinction
To fully capture the spirit of a project and align that with its extensive complement of requirements and constraints demands a high level of clarity. We start with a rigorous predesign process, combining programming and visioning to arrive at a clear roadmap that integrates function and design expression with a work plan that manages even the most complex set of issues.

Our collaborative approach has garnered repeat clients and exemplary design.