Waggonner & Ball Architects
Aron Chang is an urban designer at Waggonner & Ball Architects. He serves as project manager on a wide range of planning and urban design projects, including the finalist Rebuild by Design: Resilient Bridgeport proposal that a Gulf Coast-based and Waggonner & Ball-led team developed in 2014. He contributed to the 2013 Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan as a primary writer, design team lead, and outreach coordinator. He is an interim steering committee member of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, co-founder of the Blue House co-working space and collective, and co-director of Ripple Effect, a program that brings design and water education into New Orleans classrooms.
Mr. Chang joined Waggonner & Ball in 2011 after serving as a fellow at Louisiana State University’s Coastal Sustainability Studio (CSS), where he coordinated planning and outreach efforts between the CSS and the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. From 2009 to 2010, he taught urban design and architectural design studios at Louisiana State University (LSU), both in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and in the School of Architecture. His teaching and design work at LSU focused on the intersection of planning, architecture, coastal resiliency, and sustainability. He also served as the architecture fellow for the Salvation Army’s EnviRenew in 2009, an initiative to develop affordable and sustainable homes throughout New Orleans, and as an intern at Mia Lehrer & Associates, a landscape architecture firm based in southern California, where he worked on the 1,300 acre Orange County Great Park.
Mr. Chang received his Masters in Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and graduated from Williams College with degrees in Studio Art and German.