Kelli Reinhardt is an Architect and Landscape Architect and a leader of Waggonner & Ball’s environment practice. She works across disciplines to create holistic design strategies to anticipate and mitigate the effects of climate change on coastal urban environments.
Kelli joined Waggonner & Ball in 2016 after receiving Masters Degrees in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. Kelli is spearheading the firm’s efforts in Coastal Connecticut on the Resilient Bridgeport projects including the Rebuild by Design funded stormwater park and the National Disaster Resilience funded projects. An ongoing, multi-year project, Resilient Bridgeport improves the resilience of a historic coastal neighborhood and is designed to integrate flood protection into a historic park designed by Frederic Law Olmsted. She has participated in many of the office’s other CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT funded projects. She served as the landscape team lead for the BCIS Wangjing Campus and Banbidian Park in Beijing. Kelli has also led local landscape projects and is currently stewarding Mirabeau Water Garden to implementation as part of the firm’s National Disaster Resilience work in the Gentilly Resilience District.
While in graduate school, Kelli worked as a research assistant for the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, focusing on community-driven coastal resiliency projects. As a graduate teaching assistant, she taught a course on digital representation. She also co-taught the site strategies course at the Tulane University School of Architecture. In addition to her interest in coastal resiliency, Kelli also explores material connections through metalsmithing.