People

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

Careers

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

New Orleans
The full-time Office Manager position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative architecture practice in search of design excellence. The ideal candidate will have applicable experience in an architecture or engineering firm, or related industry; a positive, can-do attitude; time management skills; and the agility to pivot from one project to the next and back again. Experience required: AA, BA, or BS degree required Minimum of 5+ years of administrative, HR and financial management education...
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The full-time BIM Coordinator position offers an opportunity for technical architects and hands-on BIM managers who have experience with large-scale, programmatically complex projects, especially those related to cultural, educational, assembly, mixed-use facilities Experience on stadia projects would be a plus. The BIM Coordinator will work directly with the firm’s project managers, technical architects and team members. They are responsible for technical aspects of assigned projects, including general model maintenance and support. They are committed to reconciling the technical goals and...
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The full-time Project Designer position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The Project 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 of our ecologies, cities, and economies with design solutions that are...
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We are looking for a professional, full-time Designer to join our diverse team. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The 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 of our ecologies, cities, and economies...
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We are looking for a Project Manager to join our established and growing design practice in New Orleans. This is a high-level leadership opportunity with an award-winning, collaborative practice that strives for design excellence. The Project Manager will lead a range of project types, in collaboration with our diverse design team. We are searching for a highly motivated 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 and to explore design...
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Trahan Architects is particularly interested in senior design and technical architects and managers who have experience with large-scale, programmatically complex projects, especially those related to cultural, educational, assembly, and mixed-use facilities in the range of $5 to $20 million or more. Senior Technical Coordinators work directly with the firm’s principals, project managers, design leaders, and team members. They are responsible for technical aspects of assigned projects, including exploration of design solutions. They are committed to reconciling the goals and priorities...
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The full-time Senior Designer 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 of our ecologies, cities, and economies with design solutions that are...
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Trahan Architects is a global architecture firm rooted in New Orleans. The firm is ranked as the #1 design firm in the U.S. for 2019 by Architect Magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects. Our practice is founded on the belief that the mindful design of everyday spaces can elevate human experience and promote peaceful co-existence. As architects, we have a responsibility to fulfill the aspirations of our clients, and to consider the potential impact of our...
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New York
We are looking for a professional, full-time Designer to join our diverse team. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The 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 of our...
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The full-time Design Architect position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The Design Architect 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 of our ecologies, cities, and economies with design solutions that are...
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The full-time Office Manager position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative architecture practice in search of design excellence. The ideal candidate will have applicable experience in an architecture or engineering firm, or related industry; a positive, can-do attitude; time management skills; and the agility to pivot from one project to the next and back again.

Experience required:

  • AA, BA, or BS degree required
  • Minimum of 5+ years of administrative, HR and financial management education and/or experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required and Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Supply management experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail, quality, and thoroughness
  • Proactive and able to work independently with good judgment and minimal direction
  • Highly organized and capable of effectively handling multiple projects and tasks concurrently
  • Adaptable and resourceful in handling shifting, sometimes competing, priorities and tight deadlines while maintaining a friendly, positive and helpful attitude
  • Ability to interact with clients and employees alike with the utmost professionalism
  • Commitment to strict confidence and discretion around highly sensitive information
  • Ability to work within a team structure
  • Strong, positive references

Opportunities:

  • Challenging work within an award-winning design-focused practice, focused on growth and related process improvements
  • Day-to-day management and organization within the New Orleans office in collaboration with senior and mid-level leadership team

Primary Responsibilities:

Communications and Operations

  • Act as the first point of contact and provide a high level of service for all guests
  • Telephone and call direction as needed
  • Mail coordination
  • Architectural and office supplies management
  • Hospitality and entertainment coordination
  • Support New Orleans/New York staff on a daily basis

Human Resources Coordination

  • Meeting with firm leadership to develop specific recruiting targets
  • Working alongside employment agencies and search firms when appropriate
  • Providing company information and job opportunities to potential candidates
  • Coordinating candidate interviews and related travel
  • Supporting on-boarding process for new employees
  • Maintaining employee manual
  • Administering employee benefits programs and tracking utilization
  • Claims processing
  • Maintaining employee files to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Supporting employees file health, dental, life, and other deferred benefit claims
  • Planning and conducting employee introductions and enrollments
  • Maintaining and verifying data related to premiums, claims, costs, profit sharing, and related matters

Payroll

  • Processing and maintaining all status reports and pay changes
  • Maintaining the firmwide reporting and tracking system (currently Monograph)
  • Maintaining new hire, employee, and absentee reports (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly)
  • Working alongside the payroll professional regarding overseeing benefits deductions and additions to the company’s payroll system
  • Report employee vacation, personal and sick days to the payroll professional
  • Tracking, supporting, and encouraging firmwide timecard system utilization
  • Preparing regular staffing and job reports utilizing the firm’s reporting and tracking system

Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • We offer a competitive compensation package including SIMPLE IRA plan, health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation and personal days.

Candidate submissions should include a cover letter and resume.

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