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We collaborate with leading designers, engineers, and institutional partners around the globe to create ambitious plans and detailed, actionable projects.

A broad international network of partners enriches and informs our practice on a daily basis. Utilizing a workshop-based design process, our collaborative approach synthesizes knowledge and insights from diverse stakeholders. Whether a building or regional plan, our work begins from the ground up, utilizing our network to uncover deep structures of place. 

Wherever we are, we work local.

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Living With Water exhibition at the AIA New Orleans Center for Design, 2012.
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Ripple Effect classroom lesson.
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Working with Deltares geohydrologists in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Stakeholder workshop in Norfolk, VA, one of the 100 Resilient Cities.
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Dutch Dialogues workshop in New Orleans.

The Water Institute of the Gulf

The Water Institute is a leader in coastal science and a key partner for our resilience work in the Gulf region and beyond.

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Royal Netherlands Embassy

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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100 Resilient Cities

Waggonner & Ball has been deeply involved in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program, and has served as a strategic partner for cities around the globe.

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Water Collaborative

The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans was formed after the release of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan to implement projects that advance urban water resilience in New Orleans.

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Geohydrologists from Deltares, the premier global institute for applied research on water and subsurface cycles, continue to share and develop new knowledge on a range of projects.

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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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GNO, Inc.

Greater New Orleans, Inc. oversaw funding for the Urban Water Plan and continues to champion the new water economy in southeast Louisiana.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation

Waggonner & Ball designed the Greater New Orleans Foundation headquarters, and works with the foundation to promote resilience and sustainability in local communities.

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Resilient Nola

We have been a key partner of the Mayor's Office of Resilience and Sustainability since the launch of the Resilient Nola plan in 2015, including on HUD's $141 million award for the Gentilly Resilience District.

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American Planning Association

The APA has provided long term support for our urban resilience work, and was a key organizing partner for Dutch Dialogues New Orleans.

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Rebuild by Design

After Superstorm Sandy, we participated in Rebuild by Design in coastal Connecticut, and we continue to work toward implementation of our ensuing Resilient Bridgeport proposals.

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Groundwork New Orleans

Waggonner & Ball staff serves as President of the Board for Groundworks New Orleans, part of a national network dedicated to improving the natural and built environment in underserved communities.

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Gutter to Gulf

Waggonner & Ball supported Gutter to Gulf, a water-focused interdisciplinary design studio at the University of Toronto Daniels School and the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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