Bringing together a diverse pool of talent around a single shared table, our company is built on open, ongoing conversation. Founded in 1992 by Trey Trahan, the firm is intimate in size but broad in its scope.  We engage in a collective questioning of how our process and work can contribute to the health of our ecologies, cities and economies. Each member of the Trahan team is an integral part of a collaborative process that enriches our company culture and improves the quality of our work.

Ethos: Collaboration

James Babin

James joined Trahan Architects full-time in 2017 after interning as a student in 2016. A native of Louisiana, James received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University and participated in an international program in Rome, Italy. Along with a passion for architectural representation, he is excited to be working on projects that are innovative and challenging.

Prior to joining Trahan Architects, James interned at offices in Louisiana and Pennsylvania where he has gained experience with various project types and sizes. As a research assistant at the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, James investigated the use of compressed earth brick prototypes as a design and construction solution for low-income housing in South Louisiana.

In his spare time, James enjoys travelling, Italian food, playing classical guitar, biking, tennis, and anything LSU sports related.

Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University, 2017
International Program, University of Arkansas Rome Center, 2015

Design Intern, DIGSAU, Philadelphia PA
Student Research Assistant, LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, Baton Rouge LA
Design Intern, Looney Ricks Kiss, Baton Rouge LA
Design Intern, Golson Architects, West Monroe LA


The quality of our work reflects the collective commitment of a diverse and engaged team. Build your career with us.

New Orleans
We are looking for a Project Manager to join our established design practice. This is a high-level leadership opportunity with an award-winning, collaborative practice that strives for design excellence. The Project Manager will be leading a range of project types, in collaboration with our diverse design team. We are searching for a highly driven individual who is committed to the collective questioning of how our process and work can contribute to the health of our ecologies, cities, and economies with...
We are looking for a professional, full-time Senior Designer to join our diverse team. The position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The Senior Designer will be directly involved in a range of project types, exploring form and function, with a strong focus on materiality. We are searching for someone who is committed to the collective questioning of how our process and work can contribute to the health...
New York

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