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Andy Sternad

Andy is a leader of Waggonner & Ball’s resilience practice. He joined the firm in 2010 and returned in 2018. He was a key participant in the Dutch Dialogues, a collaboration between Dutch and American engineers,designers, and planners to re-envision New Orleans’relationship to water after Hurricane Katrina. Following these workshops, he was a lead author of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, which earned a National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association in 2015. Andy specifically focused on the system and district planning scales of the Water Plan, working closely with teams from Arcadis and Deltares to develop the hydraulic and hydrologic approach. He was also instrumental in the creation of public engagement materials and their presentation to communities across New Orleans.

After earning his Master of Architecture, Andy worked at William Rawn Associates in Boston, where he focused on education, healthcare, and performing arts, and the elements of each that contribute to the public realm. Andy is on the Board of Directors for Ripple Effect, a non-profit working to build water literacy in K-12 schools through curriculum innovation and teacher training.

  • 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
    MASSACHUSETTS
    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