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LSU Dental School Annex Building is out of the ground!The new LSU Dental School Annex Building is out of the ground, with the first concrete slab pour on the July 4th weekend.  VergesRome/Mathes Brierre Architects, A Joint Venture, designed the new, raised, two-story Annex building to house operations that previously occupied the basement and first floors of the Clinic Building damaged in Hurricane Katrina. Operations to be housed in the new facility include dental surgery rooms, dental operatories, faculty practice dental clinic, housekeeping, shipping and receiving operations, public reception, laboratories, student teaching, research, and training facilities.

LSU Dental School Annex Building, VergesRome/Mathes Brierre, A Joint Venture


Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College Flooding

Flooding at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College – March 2016

VergesRome Architects and The Sulzer Group are honored to have been chosen to lead Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College’s disaster recovery efforts.

On Friday, March 11, 2016, floodwaters from the Bogue Falaya River inundated Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College with nearly two feet of water. The impact of the flood far surpasses damages suffered in Hurricane Katrina — especially in light of record enrollment in the seminary.  Fortunately no one was hurt, however 31 buildings were damaged.  Seminary classes resumed after Easter, but the Abbey and campus remain closed to the public.

Additional photos of the flooding and immediate aftermath can be seen here on the Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College website.


Whitney Bank Lakeside Mall - VergesRome ArchitectsWhitney Bank is building a new bank branch next to the Lakeside Mall where the Goodyear Tire store formerly stood.  This branch will replace the current store at the corner of North Causeway Boulevard and 17th Street.

Designed by VergesRome Architects, the new building will include a 2,800 square foot office with three drive-up teller lanes and several ATM machines. The general contractor is Labadot Construction.



VergesRome Architects, Pere Rouquette Library, Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary CollegeOn February 27, 2016, Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College broke ground on its first new building in more than half a century, the Pere Rouquette Library.

Once completed, the three-story library, named after Father Adrien Rouquette, the first native-born Louisianian to be ordained to the priesthood, will encompass approximately 18,000 square feet to include space for a 45,000-volume book collection, support offices, collaboration clusters, computer stations, storage, tech centers, classroom and other service areas to support the operations.

Read the full story on the Saint Joseph Abbey + Seminary College website by clicking here.