Robert W. Daigle is the managing partner of River Ranch Development Company, the developer of The Village of River Ranch, a 320 acre traditional neighborhood development in Lafayette, Louisiana and the managing partner of Sugar Mill Pond Development Co., the developer of Sugar Mill Pond, a 500 acre traditional neighborhood development in Youngsville, Louisiana. The Village of River Ranch is the recipient of the American Planning Association President's Award for the most outstanding planned project in Louisiana and the American Institute of Architects 2000 award for outstanding master plan. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University and was a practicing attorney from 1975 to 1996 representing developers, building contractors, architects, and engineers in commercial and residential construction matters as well as planning and zoning issues. He lectures frequently on construction and land use issues to attorneys, contractors, developers and municipal planning and zoning officials and staff members.
“The Changing Housing Mix in Town Centers and Urban Villages”; Place Making: Developing Town Centers, Transit Villages, and Main Streets – Urban Land Institute Conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2007
"Building Traditional Neighborhood Developments in the Suburbs" - National Association of Homebuilders International Builders Show, Dallas, Texas, January 2000
"Developing Master-Planned Communities" - American Planning Association 2000 Conference
"Developing Traditional Neighborhoods" - Good Growth Coalition Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Developing Master-Planned Communities" - Baton Rouge Growth Coalition
American Planning Association President's Award for the most outstanding planned project in Louisiana.
American Institute of Architects 2000 award for outstanding master plan.
Hibernia National Banks "Business Person of the Year" for 2001.
Named one of the twenty-five most powerful people on the I-10/I-12 corridor by 1012 magazine.
Recipient of 2004 "Patron of Architecture Award" from Louisiana Architectural Foundation.
River Ranch Town Center named one of the fourteen great town centers and urban villages in the United States by the Urban Land Institute.