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

Ciarán Conlon
AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Design Architect

Prior to joining Trahan Architects, Ciarán worked in Ireland and the Netherlands before spending the last decade in New York City.

At COOKFOX Architects, Ciarán contributed to a number of significant projects notably the Neeson Cripps Academy, an award winning school designed for the Cambodian Children’s Fund. His New York portfolio includes numerous multi-family residential developments, a boutique office and a residence in East Hampton. Ciarán also led a design team through documentation for 760 Madison, a high-end residential and retail development for Giorgio Armani in the Landmark District of the Upper East Side.

Originally from Ireland, Ciarán’s passion for craft and making was inspired by his father’s work as a carpenter and the historic surrounds of his hometown Dublin. Ciarán holds professional licensure in New York State.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), University College Dublin
Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University College Dublin

WORK EXPERIENCE:
René van Zuuk Architects, Almere, The Netherlands
RKD Architects, Dublin, Ireland
Emmett Scanlon Studio, Dublin, Ireland
Studio Tractor Architecture, New York
COOKFOX Architects, New York

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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