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Ernest E. Verges, AIA-E

Principal Emeritus

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Mr. Verges is Principal and President, Emeritus of Morton Verges Architects. He is an active participant in production, design and quality control. In 1956 Mr. Verges joined the firm of H.T. Underwood & Associates, becoming an associate in that firm two years later. In 1963 the firm name was changed to Underwood-Verges & Associates, Inc. where he was a partner in charge of design and document production. Upon the death of H.T. Underwood in 1966, Mr. Verges assumed full responsibility for the firm and subsequently changed the name to Ernest E. Verges & Associates, A Professional Architectural Corporation, in 1968. The firm continued to grow and in 1985 the name was changed and he became President of Verges Associates Architects. In 1991, John Morton, AIA, joined the firm and the name was again changed to Morton Verges Architects.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: He has kept abreast of the ever changing technology in the architectural field. This has included seminars, workshops, academic training in the following: Roofing, Handicapped Accessibility, Life Safety Standards, Professional Liability, Aspects of Construction, Syndication of Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Marketing Architectural Services, Energy Analysis and Conservation, Judicial/Court Seminar.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION: New Orleans Chapter A.I.A. Past President; Louisiana Architects Association, Past President, Past Vice President and Board Member; Various Committees of New Orleans Chapter A.I.A. and Louisiana Architects Association; Board Member Gulf States Region A.I.A.; Member National A.I.A. Practice Management Committee; Member Louisiana Institute of Building Sciences; Member Louisiana Building Energy Conservation Advisory Board; Board of Directors Construction Industry Association; Member Construction Representatives Association. In 1999, Mr. Verges received the Medal of Honor from AIA Louisiana which is the highest honor awarded by this professional society.

SERVICE TO COMMUNITY: Active Member International Lutheran Laymen’s League Past Vice President and Regional Governor; Gulf District Lutheran Laymen’s League, Past President and Secretary; Mid City Kiwanis Club Past President; Louisiana State University Alumni, Jefferson Parish; Concordia Seminary Regents Council; Active Member Metairie Country Club; Louisiana State University “L” Club; Louisiana State University Alumni Federation; L.S.U. School of Architecture – Advisory Committee.

Memberships:  American Institute of Architects

Education:  B.S. Degree Architectural Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1954
U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, 1955
Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1983

Registered to practice in Louisiana.