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Waggonner & Ball is located where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. We approach design and implementation with an emphasis on water, culture, and history.

We are a cross-disciplinary design practice specializing in adaptation planning, resilient landscapes, institutional architecture, and historic preservation. As a studio within Moffatt & Nichol, a global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm, we streamline design, engineering, and construction services to deliver beautiful, holistic solutions to the most critical climate challenges of our time.

We seek mission-driven clients—visionary yet practical—for buildings, landscapes, infrastructure, and plans. We create actionable solutions to the most challenging spatial problems of our changing world. No matter where we work, we draw on the local in response to global trends. More fundamental than style, our work emphasizes beauty and performance over time.

And we design across scales: from buildings to landscapes, cities to watersheds. Since 2005, our collaborative Living With Water® and Dutch Dialogues® approaches to planning and community engagement have catalyzed resilience efforts in cities across the U.S. and abroad.

Our firm and its predecessor have been located at the same Garden District address for nearly 50 years. The building was designed by Henry Howard and completed in 1849.