In this podcast, we’ll learn about this long-awaited master plan and the complex process involved in formulating it, building consensus, and gaining city officials’ approval following a massive community engagement effort. Joining me are two of the architects who were most instrumental in the process, David Dixon FAIA and William Raymond Manning, AIA .
David Dixon FAIA, is principal-in-charge of planning and urban design for the Boston-based architecture, planning, and preservation firm Goody Clancy. A sought-after speaker and writer on the topics of density, smart growth, sustainability, and community building, David’s work has received more than a dozen national planning and urban design awards over the past six years from groups such as the AIA, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Society for College and University Planning. In 2007, he received the AIA’s highest award for achievement in the public sphere: the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.
William Raymond Manning, AIA, is president and CEO of Manning Architects in New Orleans and serves as the current vice president of the AIA New Orleans Executive Committee. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the design and construction of transportation, education, commercial, civic/community, and hospitality facilities for an array of public- and private-sector clients. Before he established his own firm, Ray practiced with respected firms in Louisiana and Michigan and as a staff architect and urban designer for the City of New Orleans, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration.