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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.


VergesRome Architects designed this new full-service automobile dealership in D’Iberville, Mississippi. The 18,600 sf facility on 2.3 acres is the latest expansion to the dealer’s current Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen sales and service complex. The dealership includes sales, service and vehicle wash buildings and is set to open in February 2018.


VergesRome Architects developed site and retail concepts for Stirling Properties for a shopping center situated along the proposed Lafitte Greenway bicycle corridor in Mid-City and extending to the corner of Bienville Street and North Carrollton Avenue. The center features a 53,000 SF Winn-Dixie grocery store at the rear of a parcel of property that was an area of blight for several years.

The site planning and conceptual design process took place with the full participation and input of neighborhood groups such as the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, and the Friends of the Lafitte Corridor. Residents, future greenway users, and local merchants understand the attraction the centrally located shopping area will have for neighbors living, working, and going to school in the area. At the same time, the opportunity for the Mid City Market to be a unique urban redevelopment project created considerable excitement and anticipation.


VergesRome Architects designed a two-building suburban retail and dining destination, on the former site of a large sprawling automobile dealership. Completed in Summer, 2012, the new development offers national tenants Bonefish Grill, Panera Bread, and Pei Wei. VRA’s design created distinctive identities for each establishment while complying with their individual national brand identity and design criteria. The visually appealing 9,000 SF building housing Bonefish Grill and Panera Bread is a combination of brick and stucco, with distinctive entries. Overhangs serving as light shelves project light through the spaces and allow the use of tall windows. The second building, with Pei Wei and retail space, is an 8,400 SF, predominantly brick structure that complements the other building while maintaining its own unique style through careful architectural detailing.