VergesRome Architects | New Orleans Architectural Firm


One of the first pickleball venues to be built in New Orleans, The Exchange blends history with community vibrancy.

VergesRome Architects re-imagined the 24,000 SF industrial warehouse into a multi-functional,  state-of-the-art, recreational facility that now houses 6 indoor courts, 1 outdoor court, 2 bars with lounge and dining areas, a full-service kitchen, and an expansive outdoor patio lounge.

The building’s interior design is inspired by design trends from the 1960’s, when Pickleball was invented. Teal, salmon, and green hues add captivating focal points, while curvilinear millwork and vintage wood finishes further evoke the era’s style, paying homage to its timeless charm.
In contrast, the courts are simplified to light, bright walls, and vibrant court striping to assist in the visibility of the Pickleball itself.


VergesRome Architects was retained by AOS to design their new flagship office in downtown New Orleans in 2001. The design intent was to accommodate future growth for the company, while balancing workplace and showroom. The new office spaces showcased the interior systems furnishings and planning services AOS provides, inspiring both designers and clients.

In 2017, AOS had the opportunity to expand their offices. VergesRome Architects and Eskew Dumez Ripple collaborated to update the AOS offices to correspond to current design trends and showcase the potential of DIRTT wall systems. The 8,453 sf space again artfully balances workspace and showroom, and capitalizes on stunning downtown New Orleans views.

2018 AIA Honor Citation for the Gulf Coast Region

2018 IIDA Delta Regional Chapter Award of Excellence

2018 USGBC Louisiana Chapter Award


The Offices at Mid-City Market is an adaptive reuse of the former Loubat Building, originally built in the 1950’s, into an office-retail complex. The $4.5 million renovation of the base building was approved for state and federal historic tax credits.

The renovated 56,568 SF building provides 36,274 SF of office space, with 8,897 SF for retail and 11,397 SF of interior parking. VergesRome Architects was the architect for the main project and roughly half of the tenant spaces. The headquarters of Gallo Mechanical, LLC, occupies 15,000 SF of space, with offices, workstations, and training facilities.

VergesRome Architects developed the new branch prototype design for Hancock Whitney Bank. The building design is flexible in size to allow the building to be modified depending on the program for the site. The first branch that was built is in Metairie, Louisiana on Causeway Boulevard.

The building contains 2,829 square feet and includes 5 private offices, 4 tellers, and a conference room. There are also 3 drive up lanes, a drive-up ATM and a walk-up ATM. There is a provision to add a second drive up ATM.

The interior walls of the branch are built with DIRTT walls to allow for easy modification in the future, with little disruption to the operation of the bank.