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Noah Roesler

Design Professional – Architecture

Noah was born and raised in New Orleans and has been working in architecture since 2018. He has worked on adaptive reuse projects in New York City and affordable multi-family housing projects throughout the Southeast. He has worked closely with clients and led consultants to collaboratively deliver thoughtful, coordinated projects. He is driven to contribute to the built environment through design work that brings ease and delight to everyday life and considers the project’s integration into its surroundings.

Team Member Since: 2024

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture
University of Oregon


Kathryn Barona

Executive Assistant / Marketing

Spanning nearly two decades of cross-disciplinary experience, Kathryn has built a rich, diverse career history. Driven by detail, she approaches work with a discerning eye and brings critical feedback.

Kathryn has enjoyed a career expanding all across the world of design, architecture, and construction. A favorite aspect of this field is being challenged to take on new and exciting work with an enthusiasm to learn and broaden skills.

Team Member Since: 2024

Education:
Bachelor of Interior Design
Louisiana State University


Ingrid Adrianza

Interior Designer

With a background in Interior Design and Art History, Ingrid has over nineteen years of expertise spanning diverse interior design projects. Her portfolio encompasses corporate interiors, Class A office building tenant build-outs, residential spaces, hospitality venues, healthcare facilities, government establishments, educational institutions, and more. Throughout her career, Ingrid has taken on multifaceted roles, adeptly handling space planning, comprehensive interior detailing, consultant collaboration, programming, ff&e, specifications, project management, lighting design, construction documentation, and overseeing construction administration.

Ingrid’s passion lies in crafting distinctive spaces and curating interiors that clients enjoy, firmly believing in the profound impact of beautiful design on enhancing everyday life.

Education:
Louisiana State University, 2004


Laura LeBon, AIA

Architect

In the 28 years that Laura LeBon has been practicing architecture, she has enjoyed bringing to life a diverse array of creative and innovative projects from zoo exhibits to educational facilities and five-star golf clubhouses to affordable housing.

She leads teams of design professionals and creates life-giving spaces where end users can thrive. Her style of servant leadership has proven successful while working under various constraints including limited and inconsistent resources, aggressive and shrinking budgets, and fast-track schedules.

Team Member Since: 2023

Education:
Bachelor of Architecture
Louisiana State University


Sara Delahoussaye, Assoc. AIA

Design Professional – Architecture

Sara Delahoussaye has been working in the architecture industry since 2015 and has contributed to commercial and residential project types utilizing varying project delivery methods. Sara joined VergesRome Architects in 2023 to provide her support and expertise to the team.

Team Member Since: 2023

Education:
Masters in Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Christopher Garner Harlan

3D Property Scanning and Drone Photography / Marketing 

Christopher has more than 15 years of experience working on a wide variety of marketing projects for both public and private clients. He has developed branding projects for government officials, schools, financial institutions, hospitals, and nationwide restaurants. He has also produced 2 national Super Bowl commercials. Christopher is an avid musician, photographer and editor, as well.

Team Member Since: 2023

Education:
Business and Marketing
Hinds College


Design Professional – Architecture

Simone is a recent graduate of Tulane School of Architecture. Simone joined the VRA team as an intern in 2022. Since then, they have worked on projects for the construction and renovation of commercial, educational, and rehabilitative facilities – predominantly in the 3D modeling and CAD documentation of these projects throughout schematic, design development, and construction documentation phases.

Team Member Since: 2022

Education:
Master of Architecture
Tulane University


CJ Gassam, Assoc. AIA

Design Professional – Architecture

CJ has a broad range of design and project management experience including single and multi-family residential projects, commercial, manufacturing, and educational facilities. CJ has also worked closely with regulatory agencies to gain permitting and variance approvals and he is well versed in emerging technologies in design including digital twin scanning and point cloud model integration.

Team Member Since: 2022

Education:
Bachelor and Master of Architecture
Tulane University


Juan M. Burciaga Jr., AIA, LEED Green Associate

ARCHITECT

Juan has been in the construction industry since 1997 and started his career in Architecture 2009. He has design experience in a wide range of projects that include historic renovations, industrial, commercial (retail and office design), parking structures, and multi-family.

Some of his most notable projects are Belleville Assisted living, Most Holy Trinity Church Multi-purpose building, and the Xavier University of LA Legacy Building Envelope Renovation.

Team Member Since: 2023

Education:
A.A.S Architectural Technology
Delgado Community College

Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Construction Management
Louisiana State University


Kris Lowry

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Kris has sixteen years of experience with various types and scales of interior design projects including government, corporate, educational, institutional, multi-family, and residential. Typical project roles have included space planning, full interior detailing, consultant coordination, programming, FF&E, specifications, project management, computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD and BIM), development and preparation of presentation boards/renderings, construction documents, and construction administration.

In addition to work tasks, Kris also serves on the boards of the International Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA Delta Regional Chapter) and the Louisiana Coalition of Interior Design (LCID) focusing on the growth of the Interior Design profession.

Team Member Since: 2022

Education:
Bachelor of Interior Design
Louisiana State University