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We are a community of designers who create architecture and environments sensitive to context, time and place.

We believe that designing for resilience requires living with water® and building with nature.


Living with Water®

We see places as a continuum from building details to regional watersheds. Our Living With Water® approach to planning and community engagement has catalyzed resilience efforts in cities across the U.S. and abroad.

Featured LWW Projects:

Resilient Hampton
Mirabeau Water Gardens

Learn more about Living with Water®.

We have to let gravity and nature work. We have to let water be where it needs to be. Our solution is inherently natural.

David Waggonner, Architectural Record 2021

On Site


Landscapes and buildings currently under construction are an outcome of WB planning. Currently featured are:

Norfolk Ohio Creek Watershed
New Isle Resettlement Planning

Working Together

After Hurricane Katrina, Waggonner & Ball established a series of workshops to address water challenges through a collaborative and holistic approach that aimed to increase value as well as safety at multiple scales. From there, workshops have become an integral portion in thinking strategically for a community.


If you are interested in working with Waggonner & Ball as a client, collaborator, or team member, please contact us.

Greater New Orleans Foundation
GNOF champions green infrastructure, and our LEED Gold GNOF headquarters building holds the first 10″ of stormwater on-site.
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Ripple Effect
Waggonner & Ball designers helped establish Ripple Effect, a community of teachers, water experts, and design educators working toward water literacy in New Orleans’ schools.
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Dutch Dialogues®
Our long collaboration with Dutch water sector experts, facilitated by the Embassy in Washington, DC, continues to ground our work in international best practices and innovative thinking.
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