VergesRome Architects | New Orleans

SUNO Faculty and Student Housing

VergesRome Architects, in joint venture with Bani Carville & Brown Architects of Baton Rouge, designed the new faculty and student housing complex at Southern University New Orleans, an important milestone in the university’s recovery and rebuilding process following Hurricane Katrina. This state-of-the-art student housing facility is the first such facility in the history of the suburban New Orleans public university, and with a final construction cost of over $39 million, it is also the largest construction project in the 50-year history of SUNO. The project encompasses a total of twenty-one (21) buildings: nineteen three-story apartment buildings, a recreation/ activity building and a service building. The 700-bed housing complex is situated on the school’s 17-acre campus near the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, and was designed to provide students with views of the lake and the New Orleans skyline. The construction, accomplished in phases, was completed in 2011.