People

Trahan Architects was founded in 1992 by Trey Trahan. The firm is intimate in size but broad in its scope. Bringing together a diverse talent pool around a single shared table, our company is built on open, ongoing conversation. 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

Kim Nguyen
AIA
Architect

“I think that more often than not we discover where we’re going when we get there. So long as we remain observant and do our best, we’ll be ok.”

Kim joined Trahan Architects full-time in 2012 and received her architectural license within two years of professional experience. Deeply involved in complex projects early in her career such as the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention Center, Jung Hotel Renovation, Corporate Two Office Tower Renovation, Creole Town Homes, Mercedes-Benz Superdome Endzone Video Boards and 400 Level Suite Renovations, Kim continues to develop a well-rounded skill set as an architect. Her dexterity with various software and growing understanding of building systems has been advantageous to many projects with design complexity and challenging schedules. She currently a project leader on the Interpretive Center at Hilltop Arboretum and the Aurora Event Center.

Outside of work, Kim maintains a strong curiosity for how things work and interconnect. She engages in DIY activities, is skilled at cutting hair, mending clothes, and repairing broken electrical appliances. She also enjoys Calvin & Hobbes, Sherlock Holmes and reading fiction. She is also known to ponder the smallness of human existence over physics-related discourse.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University, 2012

Careers

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

General
We are always seeking talent at all levels of experience who share our values and enjoy an open and collaborative environment.
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New York
We are looking for a licensed architect to directly oversee the New York office of an emerging boutique design practice with offices in New Orleans and Chicago. Responsibilities include: Establishing and implementing goals and objectives, developing and promotion of the firm’s values and long-range plans in collaboration with firm principals, positioning the firm for growth and profitability Coordinating and implementing action plans in collaboration with firm principals Day-to-day management and organization within the New York office in collaboration with senior...
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