Sophie Riedel is a project leader in Waggonner & Ball’s resilience practice, with a focus on research-driven design and implementation of regional planning efforts.
Sophie joined Waggonner & Ball in 2023. Her past professional experience includes working on a range of award winning projects at SCAPE Landscape Architecture. She holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture. She recently completed the Louisiana Master Naturalist of Greater New Orleans certificate program.
Sophie is the Waggonner & Ball Project Manager on St. Paul’s Blue/Greenway in Norfolk, Virginia. She is also spearheading emerging design research efforts with a focus on the intersection of landscape, architecture and engineering of water systems.
While in school, Sophie completed an undergraduate thesis “Water Radicals,” an atlas of radical cartography engaging the political ecology of the Ohio River Valley’s interlocking industrial, geological, and hydrologic landscapes. After graduating, she continued this way of practicing, as curator and advocate for post-petrochemical landscapes while curating, managing and programming the traveling exhibit “Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley.”