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STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI is a unique highly-specialized, multi-disciplinary design and planning team formed to address the particular and complex challenge of restoring the Mississippi River Delta natural deltaic functions in times of climate change. The team is led by H3 Studio (team lead), URS and HKV, and supported by a renowned team of local and international individual collaborators and institutions. STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI fully and deeply understands the importance of the environmental and cultural heritage of the delta and its communities; the critical need for protection and restoration of the delta landscape; the need for the nationally significant economies to prosper; and the simultaneous need for improvement to safety and flood protection such that the aspirations of communities, businesses, varied industries, and ports all are respected and integrated.

STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI unites experts in delta planning, water management, economics, engineering, urban design, hydrology, flood risk, land-use planning, community planning, navigation, ecology, and landscape architecture in a collaborative community-based design methodology for innovation across all deltaic systems and issues. Collectively, their local knowledge of the Mississippi River Delta and global expertise of deltaic landscapes have generated innovative yet pragmatic design solutions throughout the world, all of which have been founded on scientific, ecological and engineering rigor, and an aspiration for a healthy, productive, and resilient delta.

Full Team List

Sam Bentley, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)


Robbert de Koning Landscape Architect

Dynamic Solutions

H3 Studio (LEAD)

HKV Consultants

Derek Hoeferlin (Washington University in St. Louis)

Alexander Kolker, Ph.D. (Tulane University)

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

Andrew Nyman, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)

Jenneke Visser, Ph.D. (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)



Read About the Team Selection Process.