Jill joined Waggonner & Ball in the summer of 2012, bringing with her a passion for analyzing programs to find opportunities to cultivate appropriate designs for all environments regardless of a project’s budget. Jill was the Project Architect for the Recovery School District Prototype Schools, both the Ernest “Dutch” Morial Elementary School and the Ray Abrams Elementary School, the East Jefferson Safe House and Consolidated Facilities. Currently, she is managing the Urban Planning Strategy for Resilient Bridgeport.
Jill also contributes to our firm development by educating colleagues about new technology and its thoughtful integration into the design process. One of Jill’s initial roles with Waggonner and Ball was as BIM model manager for the Greenbaum House Residence Hall, a collaboration between Waggonner and Ball and Architecture Research Office. Prior to joining us, Jill began her career in Boston and relocated to New Orleans in 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She was the research and editorial collaborator for “Urbanbuild Local / Global,” a publication which identified exemplary architecture and infrastructure of twelve international “water cities” as they may set precedent for rebuilding after catastrophic water events. Her research sent her to cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and the dam system in Neetlejans. Since its publication, “Urbanbuild Local / Global,” has won numerous graphic design awards, including the AIGA’s 50 Books/ 50 Covers outstanding book award and the Communication Arts Design Annual 51.