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"The true eye of the earth is water." - Gaston Bachelard

Living with Water™ Building with Nature

We design resilient environments and buildings. 

Living with Water, Building with Nature

We focus on deep structures of place: people, ecology, soil, water, climate, light, space, and materials.

Design is inseparable from context and time.

Living with Water, Building with Nature

We have resilient roots: cultural, structural, and ecological.

New Orleans is on the front lines of climate change.

Know Where You Are

New Orleans, a port city, is our home and point of departure.

Know Where You Are

Water is the lifeblood of the land.

Know Where You Are

Wherever we are, we work local.

Innovation is integration of the essential.

Look Ahead

We are visionary pragmatists. We focus on performance over time to help our clients invest resources wisely.

Natural systems and cycles shape habitation.

Look Ahead

Buildings and environments live longer than people.

Conservation of materials is paramount.

Look Ahead

We see our work on the continuum of history. Durability and resilience are critical.

21st century solutions cross traditional boundaries.

Connect All Scales

Adaptation is a design opportunity, from regional infrastructure to homes streets.

Connect All Scales

The best scale is the smallest one that works.

We work with experts from Baton Rouge to Rotterdam.

Connect All Scales

We collaborate with partners all over the world.