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

Trey Trahan

“There are beautiful ways of creating truly rooted buildings that bring together programs that are more responsive to how we live today, how we think, what we yearn for.”

Victor F. “Trey” Trahan, III, FAIA, is Founder and CEO of Trahan Architects. With a strong personal belief in the value of conservation and philanthropy, his life and work is guided by a commitment to the development of sustainable environments.

A Louisiana native, Trey grew up in the small town of Crowley—a community known for its entrepreneurial spirit. Trey founded Trahan Architects at the age of thirty two, and the firm has since designed a series of local and international projects that have received recognition for their innovative use of materials.

Trey’s architectural projects include the Louisiana State Museum in Natchitoches, which won a 2015 National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture, and Architect Magazine’s Annual Design Review Award; and was named 2013 Top Architecture Project by Azure and 2013 Best of the Year by Interior Design magazines. He has won multiple design competitions in China, including a 4 million square foot mixed-use development in Zhengzhou, named by Forbes Magazine as one of the seven most important hospitality projects of the future.

Trey has taught graduate classes at both MIT (2013) and USC (2015). He is a member of the global advisory board for the Van Allen Institute in New York, an organization that explores how design can transform cities and landscapes to improve people’s lives. He is also a board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington D.C., a non-profit that educates and engages the public in our shared historical landscapes.

Trey spends his time between New Orleans, New York and Patagonia Chile, where he recently purchased, and is in the process of conserving, a property in the Corcovado National Park, one of the eleven national parks established by North Face founder Douglas Tompkins. He is working to return this property to its pristine natural state, while enjoying his time in this remote landscape.


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

We are always seeking talent at all levels of experience who share our values and enjoy an open and collaborative environment.
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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