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Manning Design and Engineering Group, PLLC

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Welcome to Manning Design and Engineering

Manning Design and Engineering Group started in 2016 to bring a proactive and strategic approach to clients looking for high-quality engineering, unique lighting applications, and energy efficient designs. The design is just as important as the engineering which is why our group focuses on both. Our philosophy was born from training in the United States Air Force and was tested and refined like silver. Our process is to concurrently bring function to the Architectural and Interior Designs while ensuring code compliance, which allows us to maintain high-quality engineering service throughout the design process and streamline construction efforts.

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We offer full MEPFP support to Architecture and Interior Design firms through our strategic partnerships. Click here to see our services.

Federal Design Qualifications

We are proud to continue to serve our country. Click here to see our NAICS Codes and Capability Statement.

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We enjoy the efficiency and benefits for the Owner of being part of an Integrated Project Delivery team. Click here to see our services.

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About Manning Design and Engineering

Rich Manning is an Air Force Veteran and is the Founder and Owner of Manning Design and Engineering Group, PLLC. His passions include designing unique lighting schemes, solving engineering challenges, energy savings, and transforming design concepts into reality. Rich enjoys applying years of experience from numerous project types and systems to join with the design team and use constructability concepts to create a functional and code-compliant design. He is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Rich lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.SDVOSB

Manning Design and Engineering Group, PLLC is certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and registered as a vendor in the Charlotte Business Inclusion program.

Our staff has experience with many project types, including residential, data centers, restaurants, transit, military facilities, municipal buildings, health care facilities, water and wastewater, commercial, retail, high-rises, schools, and higher education.

Recent Projects

UNC Charlotte East Deck II

A repaving project at UNC Charlotte with Watson Tate Savory to correct the ADA accessibility to between the parking deck and bus stop has added much more character and safety to this transition space and has connected the architectural theme with the rest of the campus.

Camp North End, Gama Goat Building

Two historic manufacturing and distribution buildings are beginning to be significantly transformed at Camp North End with ATCO Properties as 140,000 square feet are being converted to office, restaurant, and retail space, dividing up warehouses, and building roads that cut through the buildings while preserving the facility’s history.

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