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Andy Sternad

Andy is a leader of Waggonner & Ball’s resilience practice at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urban design. He focuses on urban- and building-scale solutions that reveal the character of place and integrate issues of climate, nature, economy, and people. Andy works to build long-term collaborative partnerships between clients, communities, designers, and technical experts.

Andy has played an integral role developing and refining the firm’s Dutch Dialogues™ and Living With Water® design approaches in New Orleans, Houston and Charleston. He was a lead author of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, which catalyzed a regional shift towards sustainable and resilient water management. Andy managed the firm’s Water As Leverage project in Chennai, India. At home, he has overseen the firm’s work from planning to construction on the Isle de Jean Charles community-led resettlement, the first of its kind in the U.S., and the 80-acre Gretna City Park resilient stormwater redesign, the first built pilot project of Louisiana’s LA SAFE adaptation strategy. In Charleston, Andy served as Waggonner & Ball’s project lead for Dutch Dialogues Charleston, the City Plan Land & Water Analysis, and the USACE Perimeter Protection Analysis.

Andy was selected to participate in the AIA Young Architect Forum’s Mission 2130 to reimagine design practice for the century beyond the AIA 2030 Commitment. He recently served as a College of Charleston urban planning thesis advisor, is on the board of Ripple Effect, a New Orleans-based non-profit center of excellence for water literacy, and is a member of the Washington University in St. Louis Alumni Board of Governors.

  • Contact
    ANDY@WBAE.COM
  • ROLE
    ARCHITECT & URBAN DESIGNER
  • STAFF SINCE
    2010
  • EDUCATION
    M.ARCH, YALE UNIVERSITY
    GEORGE NELSON SCHOLARSHIP
    B.A. ARCHITECTURE, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
    WIDMANN PRIZE
  • REGISTERED IN
    FLORIDA
    SOUTH CAROLINA
  • PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
    AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
    AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION
    LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL
    RIPPLE EFFECT
    NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS ALLIANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AMBASSADOR
    SAM FOX SCHOOL ALUMNI NETWORK ADVISOR
  • SELECTED PROJECTS
    DUTCH DIALOGUES CHARLESTON; CHARLESTON, SC

    LIVING WITH WATER HOUSTON/RESILIENT HOUSTON; HOUSTON, TX

    ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES RESETTLEMENT; HOUMA, LA

    WATER AS LEVERAGE; CHENNAI, INDIA

    GREATER NEW ORLEANS URBAN WATER PLAN; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    LAFITTE GREENWAY SUSTAINABLE MASTER PLAN; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    DUTCH DIALOGUES; NEW ORLEANS, LA