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F. Macnaughton Ball, Jr.

Principal

Mac was born in Charleston, SC. He spent six years in the office of world-famous architect César Pelli before forming Waggonner & Ball with David Waggonner. Mac believes the best architecture is born through a thorough analysis of site and purpose, and that the aesthetic qualities of a project should be derived from the materiality of the building’s context, appropriate building technologies, and climate.

Mac appreciates the process of working with his clients to develop designs that provide value and are appropriate to their budgets and he is deeply invested in every project with which he is associated. His experience in master planning, historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects provides a firm foundation for the buildings and environments he and his team at Waggonner & Ball design

Reinforced by the tragic devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Mac recognizes the value and fragility of human culture and the power of community. He has become involved in urban design, resiliency and sustainable water management design in New Orleans and in other coastal areas. As an esteemed member of the architecture community, Mac has taught architecture courses at both Yale and Tulane Universities and has served on multiple AIA awards juries. Also a painter, Mac finds inspiration in the coastal waterways and rural landscapes of Louisiana. Through an appreciation for the land, environmental issues and context, Mac has designed buildings that fit their setting and perform well over time.

  • Contact
    MAC@WBAE.COM
  • CREDENTIALS
    FAIA
  • STAFF SINCE
    1989
  • EDUCATION
    M. ARCH., YALE UNIVERSITY, 1978
    B.A. ARTS/ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, 1975

    WOODBERRY FOREST SCHOOL, WOODBERRY FOREST, VIRGINIA, 1971
  • REGISTERED IN
    LOUISIANA
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    MISSISSIPPI
  • PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
    AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

    U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
    INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARDS

    ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, TULANE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

    FORMER BOARD MEMBER, NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART AND NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

    MEMBER, NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

    PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER
    SOCIETY FOR COLLEGE AND
    UNIVERSITY PLANNING
  • SELECTED PROJECTS
    GREATER NEW ORLEANS FOUNDATION CENTER FOR PHILANTHROPY; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK: CASINO RESTORATION, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, ARBOR ROOM AT POPP FOUNTAIN, OSCAR J. TOLMAS CENTER, CONSERVATORY ADDITION; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    TULANE UNIVERSITY: DINING COMMONS, LAVIN-BERNICK CENTER FOOD COURT RENOVATION, BARBARA GREENBAUM HOUSE, DINWIDDIE HALL RENOVATION, LAW SCHOOL EXPANSION, A. B. FREEMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG HALL II, ELLEONORA P. MCWILLIAMS SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE, STUDY FOR THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK BUILDING, STUDY FOR BRUFF COMMONS; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOLS: CHARLES J. COLTON SCHOOL, SOPHIE B. WRIGHT SCHOOL, ERNEST ‘DUTCH’ MORIAL SCHOOL, RAY ABRAMS SCHOOL; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    LAMBETH HOUSE: WELLNESS AND SKILLED NURSING CENTER, FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR APARTMENT TOWER; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION SEIGNOURET-BRULATOUR HOUSE RENOVATION; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    PORT OF NEW ORLEANS HEADQUARTERS FACILITY; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB NEW CLUBHOUSE; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    ISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOL: MANNING FAMILY ATHLETICS COMPLEX; GREENTREES EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER; LOWER SCHOOL; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    U.S. CUSTOM HOUSE: IMPROVEMENTS AND ALTERATIONS – HURRICANE KATRINA REPAIRS, MASTER PLAN, FIRE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, VACANT SPACE RECAPTURE, REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS TO THE GROUND FLOOR; FOURTH FLOOR UTILIZATION STUDY; NEW ORLEANS, LA

    METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL: SCIENCE BUILDING AND DINING EXPANSION, ATHLETICS ADDITION, MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS, MASTER PLAN;METAIRIE, LA