J. David Waggonner III, FAIA
David Waggonner is president of Waggonner and Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans. The firm’s architectural work varies from historic preservation to modern institutional projects. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, David saw an opportunity for New Orleans to reinvent itself as a sustainable city that embraces its life-blood, water. He championed a process that examines history, soils, biodiversity, infrastructure networks, and urban space, along with the forces of water. This combination serves as a holistic foundation for design, first developed during the Dutch Dialogues and continuing through the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.
F. Macnaughton Ball, Jr., FAIA
Mac Ball was born in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975. He attended the Yale School of Architecture where he won the William Wirt Winchester Traveling Fellowship and received a Master of Architecture in 1978. He worked for Cesar Pelli and Associates from 1979 to 1986. He formed Waggonner & Ball Architects in 1989 with J. David Waggonner III. He has taught Architectural design at Yale and Tulane Universities and will be inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in May 2011.