Derek Hoeferlin, AIA TSA ‘97 core member of Changing Course Competition winning team

David Armentor

Oct 30, 2015

Derek Hoeferlin, AIA (TSA ‘97), is a core design team member for STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI, one of three winning teams in “Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi Delta.” From the Changing Course press release: “The winning teams’ designs are based on a 100-year planning horizon and focus on maximizing the Mississippi River’s natural and sustainable land-building potential while taking into the account of needs of navigation and other industries, flood control and sustainable community development – a challenge raised by the state of Louisiana’s master planning process.” See STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI’s webpage for their full proposal.

Derek is principal of [dhd] derek hoeferlin design and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where for the past decade he has led architecture, landscape architecture and urban design studios focused on the New Orleans deltaic region. Most notably his collaborative Gutter to Gulf studios that helped advocate for Waggonner & Ball’s Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, for which he was a core team member as well. His water-based design research focuses on the comparative study of global deltas and watersheds, presented in the website “Watershed Architecture.” Additionally, Hoeferlin recently was awarded an honorable mention in the Dry Futures competition, seeking speculative solutions for the California drought.





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