Vergel has over 40 years of owner representation experience and has worked closely with numerous architects and contractors throughout the nation to manage over $4 billion in education, corporate, and civic projects. He is recognized in project management circles as a leader and expert in the management of the planning, design, and construction of projects for owners. In addition, he has managed over 100 construction manager at risk and competitive sealed proposal projects. Vergel has developed a methodology that includes the use of building information modeling technology coupled with integrated project delivery management principles to fashion a process that maximizes project effectiveness regarding budget and schedule controls.
Prior to founding VGA, Vergel spent over 35 years in various capacities across the industry including serving as the chief facilities planning and construction officer for the Texas A&M University System, the associate vice chancellor for system facilities and university system architect for the University of North Texas System, the executive director of facilities planning and construction for the University of Houston System, and the chief architect of the City of Houston. Vergel began his career as an area manager architect for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Vergel is a registered architect and interior designer who earned a bachelor of environmental design and master of architecture from Texas A&M University.
Vergel was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni for the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University in 2007. He previously served on the AIA Public Architects Committee from 2008-12. Vergel is currently on the board of directors for the Houston National Organization of Minority Architects and also serves on the AIA Contract Documents Committee.