DDG’s coastal and water resources engineering group is led by Mr. Joe Guillory, a native of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Nursing, Joe worked as a nurse for over 10 years in the emergency room of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA later becoming the Clinical Director of Organ and Tissue Recovery at the Louisiana Organ and Procurement Agency (LOPA). After dedicated years of service, Joe’s lifelong passion for the Louisiana outdoors motivated him to obtain his degree in civil engineering from the University of New Orleans and embark on a new career in coastal restoration.
Joe joined DDG in 2013 with the commitment to grow DDG’s coastal and water resources division; which has grown exponentially under his leadership. Currently, he and his team are designing and managing the construction of the largest marsh creation project, Lake Borgne, implemented by CPRA to date. As a civil and coastal engineer, Joe brings a technical yet practical approach to many of Louisiana’s coastal challenges – land loss, sea level rise, subsidence, storm surge, water management, and erosion. He began his engineering career working for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana where he supported the design of thousands of acres of marsh creation. He also helped analyze and develop sound approaches to water management through his involvement with operation plans for Mississippi River diversions (Caernarvon and Davis Pond) as well as his support of the State’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan. His understanding and familiarity with Louisiana’s coast ensures that his design concepts will work with the natural processes that shape our coast.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 2010 – University of New Orleans
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
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