Atianna Cordova

Founder and CEO, WATER BLOCK, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Atianna Cordova is a native of New Orleans, LA and the founder of WATER BLOCK, an urban design studio that addresses environmental and climate risks in neighborhoods through design, community engagement, youth education and planning. She is recognized as LSU School of Architecture's first McNair Research Scholar, a 2016 UC Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence Travel Fellow, the co-winner of Propeller's 2018 Water Challenge Pitch Competition, a 2019 4pt0 Schools Fellow and a 2019 C40 Women4Climate member for her commitment to building equity in design and environmental practice. Atianna received her M.Sc. in disaster resilience leadership from Tulane University, B.Arch. from LSU, and certificate in community development finance from the University of New Orleans.


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