VergesRome Architects | New Orleans Architectural Firm


Michelle E. Richard, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate


Michelle joined the firm in 2003 as an Intern Architect and works on projects ranging from educational, religious, civic, financial, healthcare, and retail for both public and private clients. She also researches building codes and standards for the firm’s projects and gained experience working to incorporate the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines into several elderly housing facilities and state-owned buildings. Her attentiveness and diligence make Michelle a valued team member on all the projects in which she participates. Michelle acts as VRA’s IT Consultant liaison, and collaborated with an in-house committee to develop new CAD and Office Standards for the firm.

Michelle is the President of the Dellwood / Lakeshore Village / Yester Oaks Resident’s Association in Slidell, Louisiana. Away from the office, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, riding bicycles, going to the gym, spending time with extended family, or just “relaxing” at home.

Team Member Since: 2003

Education: Master of Architecture, Tulane University, 2003

Licensed Architect in Louisiana