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Resilient Hampton wins AIA LA 2021 Merit Award
We are proud to announce that Waggonner & Ball is among the recipients for the AIA LA ’21 Merit Awards for our work on Resilient Hampton! Waggonner & Ball is the prime consultant for Resilient Hampton, which builds upon earlier work from the Dutch Dialogues Virginia: Life at Sea Level workshop. The City is committed to […]
David Waggonner on New Orleans and the Way Forward After Ida
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, David Waggonner sat down with Martin Pedersen to discuss New Orleans and the way forward. Here are David’s thoughts on the long-term implications for New Orleans post-Ida: “Where we should be is in a more robust implementation of the Water Plan, which followed from the Dutch Dialogues. The plan was finished in […]
David Waggonner Interviewed for Architectural Record Article, New Orleans
Published in the wake of Hurricane Ida’s devastating Louisiana landfall and continued national impacts, Founding Principal David Waggonner was featured in the article New Orleans by Martin Pedersen for Architectural Record. “The reliance on engineering systems and concrete has to be broken,” Waggonner says. “We have to let gravity and nature work. We have to let water be where it […]
Hurricane Ida
As our city spends the next few weeks recovering from Hurricane Ida, Waggonner & Ball is prioritizing the safety of our team and working remotely until our local government determines it safe to return. We are fully operational and digitally accessible to our clients and partners.  The WBAE office managed the storm with minimal damage but unfortunately the […]
David Waggonner named 2021 AWRA Keynote Speaker
Founding Partner David Waggonner has been named a keynote speaker at the American Water Resources Association’s 2021 Annual Water Resources Conference. His lecture entitled In Concord with Nature: planning, building and adapting our coasts, watersheds, and developed landscapes will highlight the firm’s environmental work focused on the infrastructure and spatial identity of water.   More information on the November […]
Welcome Kaylan!
We’re thrilled to welcome Kaylan Mitchell who joins the firm for the 2021 Fall Semester Design Communication Internship.  Kaylan Mitchell is a Master of Architecture candidate at Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently serving as president of the School of Architecture’s Graduate Government. Kaylan received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Louisiana State University with a […]
Ramiro Diaz Delivers Keynote at EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference
Waggonner & Ball’s Ramiro Diaz delivered the keynote at this year’s EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference. His presentation entitled, In Concord with Nature, Living With Water® in Norfolk, Hampton, Charleston and New Orleans, focuses on the firm’s environmental work, centered on the infrastructure and spatial identity of water. More information on the conference can be found here. Jaime Ramiro […]
Welcome Natalie!
We’re thrilled to welcome Natalie Rendleman for a summer internship at WB. Natalie is a rising fifth-year student in the Bachelor of Architecture program at Tulane University. Her architectural interests center on creating equitable spaces and environmentally engaged designs. In her spare time, she enjoys oil painting, gardening, and spending time with her quarantine “pod.”
Mirabeau Water Garden Featured in the New York Times
The Sisters of St. Joseph and Waggonner & Ball’s Mirabeau Water Garden project will be one of the largest urban wetlands in the country, designed to store over 10 million gallons of stormwater runoff to protect Gentilly from flooding. Link: Flood and Sacrifice: How an Old Convent Could Help Save New Orleans
Waterloop: Ramiro Diaz on a Living With Water Approach to Architecture
Waterloop is a podcast about water in our lives and on our planet. In this episode Ramiro explains Waggonner & Ball’s Living With Water approach to design that prioritizes water sustainability, climate resilience, and community livability. He discusses projects including the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, Mirabeau Water Garden, and Dutch Dialogues. Ramiro also […]