Lee Barras, Principal Designer

Lee has been working in the environmental industry for over 30 years. Since joining DOF in 2002, he has focused on design and mapping issues involving dredging, environmental investigation, and remediation design. During all project phases, from conceptual layout to final as-built plan sets. Lee’s work has supported upland excavations, dredging of suitable and unsuitable sediments, design of disposal facilities, navigation dredging, habitat change analysis, and historical aerial photo interpretation. He has experience with various software, including CAD, GIS, hydrographic surveys, and graphic software. In addition, he is responsible for management of the CAD/mapping technicians and the company computer systems.

Technical Specialties

  • Project design and mapping tasks which include cut/fill volume calculations for contractual compliance
  • Habitat Change analysis
  • Historic photo interpretation


  • B.S. General Studies, Nicholls State University