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Eskewdumezripple Announces The Retirement Of Principals Mark Ripple And Tracy Lea

Mark Ripple and Tracy Lea:

Mark Ripple and Tracy Lea, EskewDumezRipple Architects
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EskewDumezRipple Practice News

December 20, 2022

New Orleans, LA Following long and celebrated careers leading the architectural practice of EskewDumezRipple, Principals Mark Ripple and Tracy Lea announced today their retirement at the end of 2022. Over the last four decades, Mark and Tracy have brought their unique and complementary talents in the leadership of this distinguished, nationally-acclaimed practice.

Mark Ripple and Tracy Lea, EskewDumezRipple:
Mark Ripple and Tracy Lea, EskewDumezRipple Architects USA

In 1989, Mark Ripple, FAIA joined the staff of EskewDumezRipple (formerly Eskew Filson Architects) under the leadership of founding partner Allen Eskew. Drawn to Allen’s ethos of architecture as a catalyzing force for civic good, Mark emerged as a vocal leader on projects centered around building community. This vision came into singular focus during the recovery following Hurricane Katrina. At a time of hopelessness for many, Mark and his partners envisioned a more expansive role for the firm: not just the design of beautiful buildings, but serving as a broader platform for community engagement and service. This ethos of service to the community remains central to the firm’s mission today.

Mark Ripple, EskewDumezRipple:
Mark Ripple, EskewDumezRipple
photograph : Craig Mulcahy

Complementing Mark’s role at EskewDumezRipple, Tracy Lea, FAIA reshaped the studio as a regional leader in the technical delivery of architecture. During his 30 years with the firm, he elevated the design-first mission of the practice with a pragmatic, technically-driven architectural focus.

Mark Ripple:
Mark Ripple, EskewDumezRipple

In addition to his leadership role within the firm, Tracy dedicated himself to transferring his skillset into the broader design community, training generations of industry-leading professionals while advocating at the local and national levels within architecture’s professional member organization, the American Institute of Architects.

Tracy Lea, EskewDumezRipple:
Tracy Lea, EskewDumezRipple USA
photo : Craig Mulcahy

Looking to the future, Mark and Tracy have played a crucial role in cultivating the next generation of firm leaders, bringing fresh ideas and energy to a seasoned leadership core led by Steve Dumez. Just as Allen Eskew recognized the importance of mentorship and leadership development, Mark and Tracy have embraced the emergence of a new group of leaders, ensuring the continued success of the firm for years to come.

Mark Ripple:
Mark Ripple, EskewDumezRipple


Established in 1989, EskewDumezRipple (EDR) is a national architecture, interiors and urban planning firm recognized for producing innovative projects grounded by a strong understanding of context, culture, and environment. With projects in over 20 states, and on two continents, the firm’s work spans typology, from institutional, civic, and higher education work to mixed-use, commercial, and hospitality projects.

Tracy Lea:
Tracy Lea, EskewDumezRipple

As a result of their efforts, EskewDumezRipple was recognized with the 2014 Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on a practice by the American Institute of Architects in recognition of significant contributions to the profession.

Mark Ripple:
Mark Ripple, EskewDumezRipple

Building upon the legacy of founder Allen Eskew, the firm strives to engage the world as he did—with humility, charm, and a deeply personal commitment to design as craft.

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Home Building at Thaden School, Bentonville, Arkansas, United States of America
Thaden School Home Building Arkansas
photo : Dero Stanford
Home Building at Thaden School

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Center of Developing Entrepreneurs Charlottesville, VA
image courtesy of architecture office
EskewDumezRipple Architects


Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Bruce Museum Greenwich Connecticut
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Bruce Museum Building

Miller Park Chattanooga Innovation District, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Design: Spackman Mossop Michaels, landscape architecture firm & Eskew Dumez Ripple
Miller Park Chattanooga Innovation District
image Courtesy Spackman Mossop Michaels
Miller Park Chattanooga Innovation District

Ace Hotel, Warehouse District, New Orleans, LA, USA
Ace Hotel in New Orleans
photography : Timothy Hursley; Fran Parente; Simon Watson
Ace Hotel in New Orleans

Crescent Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA, USA
Crescent Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans
photo : Timothy Hursley
Crescent Park New Orleans

The Shop at the CAC, Louisiana, USA
The Shop at the CAC New Orleans by EskewDumezRipple Architects
photo courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum
The Shop at the CAC New Orleans

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Location: 365 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States of America

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Saint Charles Avenue Mansion
Saint Charles Avenue Mansion New Orleans
photo : Concierge Auctionsn
Saint Charles Avenue Mansion

Maison de la Luz
Design: EskewDumezRipple
Maison de la Luz New Orleans
photograph : Stephen Kent Johnson
Maison de la Luz New Orleans

The Beacon, South Market
Design: EskewDumezRipple
The Beacon South Market
photo © Neil Alexander
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North Terminal – Louis Armstrong International Airport
Architects: LEO A DALY and Atkins
North Terminal Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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New Orleans International Airport Building

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