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Donald del Cid

Donald has more than 40 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation. He is internationally recognized in the fields of contemporary and tropical architecture, historic preservation, and environmental concerns. His expertise includes building systems, construction methods, code issues, and construction administration. Donald is also known for his work in earthquake mitigation, energy conservation, and traditional construction systems and methods.

In addition to being a registered architect in Guatemala, Donald has served as an educator at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM, Rome, Italy – a UNESCO-founded institute. At Tulane University‚Äôs School of Architecture in New Orleans, he co-founded the Master in Preservation Studies program. He has also served as adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, where he initiated architectural programs in Historic Preservation and Tropical Architecture.

At Waggonner & Ball, Donald plays a key role in reviewing architectural drawings and construction sets to ensure quality of design coordination and detailing. Currently, Donald is working on proposals and preparation of construction documents for stormwater management and sea level rise adaptation projects.

  • Contact
    DONALD@WBAE.COM
  • ROLE
    ARCHITECT
  • STAFF SINCE
    1999
  • EDUCATION
    DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION STUDIES, INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY, ROME, ITALY, 1976
    DIPLOMA WITH DISTINCTION AWARD IN CONSERVATION STUDIES/INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, ENGLAND, 1974
    M. ARCH, UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN CARLOS DE BORROMEO DE GUATAMALA, 1970
  • REGISTERED IN
    LOUISIANA
    GUATEMALA
  • PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
    U.S. NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
    AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
    U.S. COUNCIL OF MONUMENTS AND SITES US/ICOMOS
    GUATEMALA’S INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTS
    PRESERVATION DALLAS
    HISTORIC FORT WORTH
    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (UTA) AND AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA) LIASON – BUILDING SCIENCE EXPOSITION
    BOTANICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXAS
  • SELECTED PROJECTS
    THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION SEIGNOURET-BRULATOR HOUSE RENOVATION; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT SOPHIE B. WRIGHT SCHOOL; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL: SCIENCE BUILDING AND DINING EXPANSION; METAIRIE, LA

    MIRABEAU WATER GARDEN; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    BAYOU METAIRIE PARK; METAIRIE, LA

    RESILIENT BRIDGEPORT; BRIDGEPORT, CT

    YENNI BUILDING PARKING LOT WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY; ELMWOOD, LA