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Baird & Associates Team

The Baird Team consists of two primary teams serving the constituents and stakeholders of the Delta. Their Delta Team consists of experts with intimate knowledge of the key themes and components required to develop an innovative solution (including communities and industries, shipping and navigation, river structures, dredging, hurricane risk, oyster fishery, commercial and recreational fisheries, wetlands, rivers and watersheds, deltaic and coastal geomorphology). As they assembled their Delta team, they sought the top local specialist in each area. The strength of their Delta Team also reflects their commitment to the development of world-leading water management expertise in the State of Louisiana. Their Fresh View Team represents a group of planners, scientists, and engineers that have a wealth of experience both nationally and internationally. This group is complementary to the Delta Team in terms of expertise (with a pairing in most disciplines) and is meant to bring an outside and fresh view to the challenge. These teams will work collaboratively to develop bold and creative solutions that meet the needs of this Design Competition.

Full Team List

Applied Ecological Services

Baird & Associates (LEAD)

Don Hayes, Ph.D., P.E. (University of Nevada Las Vegas)

Mark Kulp, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)

Alex McCorquodale, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng. (University of New Orleans)

Irv Mendelssohn, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

Martin O’Connell, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)

Karen O’Neill, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)

Don Resio, Ph. D. (University of North Florida)

Research Planning, Inc.

Harry Roberts, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

Sasaki Associates

Thomas Soniat, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)

Tetra Tech

Colin Thorne, Ph.D. (University of Nottingham)

Vickerman & Associates


Read About the Moffatt & Nichol Team.