Brooke Morris is both a licensed Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect. She recently joined Waggonner & Ball as a leader in the environmental practice. A specialist in urban stormwater, she seamlessly combines disciplines to produce multi-functional infrastructure and spaces.
Brooke joins Waggonner & Ball after owning her own firm, Procella Design, named after the Latin term for ‘storm’. Inspired by the intense nature of the afternoon thunderstorms and seasonal hurricanes in Southeast Louisiana, as well as the cultural interconnectedness we have with them, Procella sought to reshape the way we experience storm events and urban water systems. No stranger to the Waggonner & Ball family, Brooke served as a stormwater modeling subconsultant with Waggonner & Ball on the New Orleans based Stormwater Opportunities study, City Park Green Infrastructure project, the Gentilly Resilience District, and the Tulane University Stormwater Master Plan.
While earning her degrees in Landscape Architecture and Biological Engineering at Louisiana State University, Brooke worked with the LSU Community Playground Project, focused on providing safe accessible play to elementary schools in a tri-parish area. There she learned the benefits of a community centered design process. She later developed her specialty in stormwater modeling with her Master thesis work and carried it straight into practice when she moved to New Orleans in 2015. In additional to her more technical work, Brooke explores the emotional relationship with watery landscapes through her large format paintings.