A Modern Move

Recently relocating from Crescent Farm Plantation to downtown Houma, St. Martin & Bourque chose a mid-century modern classic to accommodate its law offices.

Built in 1968, the original tenant was a bank. Immediately prior to the law office ownership, the space was owned by an investment group and the structure underwent a complete renovation in 2000, under the direction of Verges Rome Architects. In 2005, the project earned an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter.

Recently, the interior was updated again under the direction of Julia Bourque to accommodate the firm. Featuring the original open plan, concrete waffle ceiling slab and perimeter glass storefront, the law office has timeless appeal.



A consistent color palette and contemporary furnishings allow the architecture to shine.

Located directly in the center of the structure is the main conference room which is naturally lit by skylights. Situated around this conference room are offices and workspace for attorneys and support staff. Capitalizing on existing, yet unusable space, the most recent renovation included transforming the original bank vault to a conference room. Outfitted with a custom table to fit the space and white leather chairs, the new addition fits seamlessly into the mid-century modern structure.

Photos by Brian Waitz