VergesRome Architects | New Orleans


Michael J. Roussel, AIA

Memberships:  American Institute of Architects

Education:  Bachelor of Architecture Degree, Louisiana State University, 1988

Registered to practice in Louisiana.

After working with Morton Verges Architects in 1996 Mr. Roussel rejoined the firm in 2002 as Project Architect; in 2006 he was named a partner with VergesRome Architects. Mr. Roussel’s experience prior to returning to VRA consisted of public and private projects such as speculative office development, retail and commercial projects, branch banks, primary and secondary educational facilities, religious structures, low income housing, and recreational facilities as well as projects for clients such as the US Postal Service, the National Park Service, the State of New Mexico, the New Orleans Aviation Board, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and the New Orleans Recreation Department.

Mr. Roussel’s most recent project experience includes the Mid City Market retail development located along N. Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans; Friends Coastal Restaurant on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, LA; Eagan Insurance Northshore Office in Covington, LA; Patrick F. Taylor Regional Science and Technology Academy for the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Avondale, LA; the Judge Lionel R. Collins Elementary School / Montessori Learning Center in Marrero, LA also for the Jefferson Parish Public Schools System, and St. Charles Catholic High School Capital Improvements as an alumni architect for a major renovation and expansion campaign. Other projects with VRA include renovations for Tulane University School of Continuing Studies, private and Federal Government office renovations, several automobile dealerships, and self storage facilities.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: He regularly attends professional seminars and workshops dealing with Life Safety and building code issues, roofing, and various other building projects.

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY: He has participated in Canstruction, an annual event held nationally to generate awareness of the issue of hunger and to collect canned foods for the local food bank. He also has served as the staff architect on the S. Rio Vista Neighborhood Revitalization Committee.