South Plaquemines Faculty Housing | VergesRome Architects | New Orleans Architects

VergesRome Architects | New Orleans Architects

South Plaquemines Faculty Housing

Buras, LA

VergesRome Architects designed faculty housing for the Plaquemines Parish School Board, replacing similar housing destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Located at Buras, Louisiana, with 32 faculty apartments ranging from one-bedroom to three-bedroom units, the $9.4 Million facility consists of eight buildings, totaling approximately 32,000SF, with a Housing Annex building of 3,000SF that completes the program. Conforming to FEMA guidelines, the multi-family housing units are elevated structures, mitigating future flooding concerns in the low-lying coastal area. Parking is accommodated on the Ground Level under the 17’ high elevation. The raised units are interconnected by a system of covered walkways.