- Jori Erdman, AIA, LEED AP
- Steven Hall Associate Professor of Biological + Agricultural Engineering
- Carrie Knott Assistant Professor of Plant, Environmental + Soil Sciences
- Jim Sullivan Associate Professor of Interior Design
- Sarah Bertrand
- Matthew Byrum
- Logan Harrell
Delta Ranch is the design and modeling of a habitable structure for coastal Louisiana that utilizes ecological systems as the source for its design strategy. The work in each field asks relevant questions:
Architecture: 1) how do the ecological systems of coastal LA provide a model for resilient architecture design; 2) how may a habitable structure leverage the dynamic ecological environment to become sustainable over time?
Bioengineering: 1) what are the growth rates for oyster in a given area; 2) how can a bioengineered oyster reef affect the strength or stability of associated structural elements?
Plant science: 1) what are the growth rates of specific coastal plants in a given area; 2) how do plants provide land building and retention capacity; and 3) how do they affect strength/stability of habitable structures.