VergesRome Architects | New Orleans


Richard W. Fenner, AIA


Education: Ball State University, 1981, Bachelor of Architecture

Registered to practice in Louisiana.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Mr. Fenner joined the firm in 1981, became an Associate in 1985 and in 2003 was named as a Partner. He has worked as a designer, project architect, specifications writer, estimator and project programmer. With an emphasis on Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), he has developed a significant expertise in the management and operation of the MVA computer department. Mr. Fenner has broad experience managing and designing projects such as:
$ 4mm 5th Circuit Court of Appeal Courthouse, Gretna, LA.
$ 3mm Veterans Affairs Medical Center – multiple projects.
$ 12mm Hibernia National Bank – high rise computer facility, branch banks and office renovations.
$ 15mm American Bank Building – high rise office total renovations, MEP upgrade and computer facility.
$ 2mm Christ the King Lutheran Church, Kenner, LA.
$ 60mm LSU Dental School – Hurricane Katrina repairs and new building.
$ 1mm U.S. Postal Service Term Contract – over sixty projects in the Louisiana/Mississippi area.
$ 3mm New Orleans State Office Building renovations.
$ Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS – complete renovation of Tyer House.
$ 2mm Lafayette Elementary School and other major school renovations for the Orleans Parish School Board.
$ 1mm Greenlawn Terrace and other school renovations for the Jefferson Parish School Board

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Attended seminars on the following: Computers in Architecture; Roofing; Estimating; Construction Documents; Redicheck Document Coordination; Contracts; Life Safety; Masonry; Barrier Free Design; Project Management; Construction Law; International Building Code; Specification Writing.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION: AIA New Orleans Treasurer, Program Committee, Computer Users Group Committee Chairman.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY: Past President of Crescent City Kiwanis Club; active member and past President of Atonement Lutheran Church; member of the Lutheran Layman’s League; Past member of the East Jefferson Public School Parents Advisory Board; Past President of the Bonnabel Band Parents Club, Past President of Roosevelt Middle School PTO.