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

Bruce White
Associate AIA

Bruce joined Trahan Architects in 2021, bringing with him extensive international experience from multiple stints living in Asia to work, study, and teach. He comes to the firm after completing his graduate studies as a participant in the esteemed Global Track Program, earning a Master of Architecture degree from Shanghai’s Tongji University and a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His academic design work and research has been recognized with numerous awards and publications, including his doctorate dissertation receiving a Hawaii Architectural Foundation Award for outstanding research. Prior to his graduate studies, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese with honors from the University of Utah.

Bruce’s work experience includes spending time working in the Beijing headquarters of the architecture division of China State Construction (CSCEC)—the world’s largest construction company, as well as working in various professional and academic capacities in Honolulu, Hawaii. His design approach is informed by his desire to create authentic contemporary spaces in harmony with existing cultural and environmental contexts.

Doctor of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2021
Master of Architecture, Tongji University, 2020
B.A. Chinese, University of Utah, 2015

Designer + Researcher, China State Construction (CSCEC), Beijing, China
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Architectural Intern, Clifford Planning, Honolulu, HI


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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,...
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