VergesRome Architects | New Orleans Architectural Firm


Anthony J. Taffaro, Sr., AIA


Anthony J. Taffaro, Sr. leads all of VRA’s parking garage design projects.  His work also focuses on hurricane replacement and refurbishment projects for the City of New Orleans as well as new developments for the Ochsner Medical Foundation.

Tony joined VergesRome Architects in 2010 through VRA’s acquisition of the architecture firm, Kessels, Diboll, Kessels, LLC, (KDK) where he was Owner-Principal.  He worked with KDK for over 34 years, fourteen of them as Partner, and four years as Owner-Principal.  Tony gained extensive experience in design, detailing, specification writing, and construction administration of office buildings ranging from Administrative, Medical, Insurance, Legal, and Financial, to tenant buildouts in single-story to high-rise structures.  He developed a unique specialty expertise for urban redevelopment design projects including free-standing garages, hotel/garage, and office building/garage combinations. He has had the opportunity to be engaged with numerous significant projects in New Orleans, including a major restoration of historic St. Louis Cathedral.

With 8 active grandchildren, Tony’s spare time is quite rare.  However, when spare time is available you will find him enjoying a new or favorite restaurant, attending performances from ballet to school performances to sporting events or just simply going for a quiet evening ride with his wife.

Team Member Since: 2010

Education: Masters of Architecture, Tulane University, 2004; Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 1972