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

Brian Richter
Digital Practice Manager

Brian Richter is a designer, artist, researcher, and educator. After several years contributing to award-winning architecture in NYC and Los Angeles, Brian rejoined his alma mater as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture to coordinate the redevelopment of the first-year undergraduate and digital media curricula in the School of Architecture to introduce advanced digital toolsets and methodologies integral to contemporary practice. During his tenure at the University of Kentucky, Brian’s research and creative scholarship focused on the merging of conceptual design principles and advanced practices and technique – both physical and digital. He continues to investigate the relationships between architecture, atmosphere, materiality, cinematography, and experience utilizing design tools and engines found in parallel creative fields. Brian has led numerous workshops, lectured, and served as a guest critic at Washington University in St. Louis, Woodbury University, and the University of Kentucky.

“Trahan Architects’ ambition, philosophy and extraordinary portfolio of built projects have always resonated with me from a far. I had the opportunity to listen to Trey give a lecture while I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Kentucky and I immediately connected with the work. I’m grateful for the opportunity to join Trahan Architects and share my research and experience in architecture, design, and digital methodologies.”

Master of Architecture, University of Kentucky, 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Kentucky, 2011

Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Kentucky – College of Design
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New Orleans
The full-time Marketing Manager position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative architecture practice in search of design excellence. The role is based in the firm’s New Orleans office. 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. The role manages and coordinates the firm’s marketing efforts....
Trahan Architects is an international award-winning architecture firm based in New Orleans, LA, that focuses on cultural, educational, assembly, and mixed-use projects throughout the United States and overseas. The firm strives to fulfill the aspirations of clients while being mindful of the impact on both natural and social environments. Trahan’s globally recognized projects demonstrate a high level of technological sophistication coupled with a quiet sense of beauty. Notable projects include The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta,...
The full-time Digital Practice position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The Digital Practice Designer will be directly involved with developing digital methodologies, 3D renderings and animations for 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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