Waggonner & Ball was recognized four times at the 2018 AIA New Orleans design awards, with two awards each for the Greater New Orleans Foundation Center for Philanthropy and the Newman School Green Trees Early Childhood Village.
The GNOF Center for Philanthropy won the Honor Award for Architecture and the US Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter Honor Award in Sustainable Design. The jury said, “this project is a quiet, dignified affirmation of the city located on an historic urban circle. It returns a formerly left-over scrap of land to the fabric of the city. The designers chose solid, long lasting materials for construction, using brick and concrete with great clarity of expression. The jury especially appreciated the street facade, solid, respectable, yet very approachable. This is a building meant to last.”
Newman Green Trees won an Honorable Mention Award for Architecture, as well as the US Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter Honorable Mention in Sustainable Design. The jury applauded “the lucid simplicity of this early childhood center and its quiet colors, reminiscent of the neighborhood but scaled to the needs of children. The cloistered courtyard is the functional and spiritual heart of the project. Here children learn through play. The designers created a sheltered community of classrooms that also claims its own special place in the historic neighborhood.”