César Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and William Raymond Manning of Manning Architects have joined the Crescent City Aviation Team, L Leo A Daly/Atkins Global joint venture to help shape a world class terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
The partnership, which also includes Lonnie Hewitt of Hewitt Washington Architects, aims to complete the terminal ahead of New Orleans’ 300th anniversary.
Mr Pelli has been regarded as one of the 20th century’s preeminent architects with his unique style. He has written extensively on architectural issues and has won several awards and accolades for his work. His airport terminal projects include the TWA Terminal at New York JFK; Washington National Airport Expansion and the new facility in Winnipeg, Canada.
The Manning firm was part of a team asked to record and evaluate exterior damage at Armstrong International following Hurricane Katrina. Other Manning transportation projects include the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Station and the Port of New Orleans Erato Street Cruise Terminal Complex.
The Long Term Infrastructure Development Plan is a $650m project planned for the north side of the airport campus. Pelli Clarke Pelli and Manning Architects will complete peer review on the design of the new facility, aiming to “shape the design and aesthetics to infuse the essence and rich cultural roots of New Orleans into the architecture and interiors”.
Chris Spann of Parson Brinkerhoff will serve as the programme manager for the project.