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.
Rootedness and innovation rarely co-exist as priorities in contemporary architecture. The ambition of Trahan Architects to accomplish this balance in every project is what brought Katie to the team as a designer in 2019.
Growing up in rural Ohio, Katie developed a passion for her region’s history and craft, which led her to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in Art History. During these studies, Katie uncovered a connection between architectural place, technological innovation and culture that inspired her to pursue a career in architecture.
Katie earned her Master of Architecture at The University of Pennsylvania where she developed a range of skills and techniques for formal innovation using cutting-edge digital software and representational media. Outside of the studio, Katie co-organized the Under Pressure: Urban Housing Symposium that invited architects, developers, economists, and material scientists to PennDesign for a public discussion on the current state and future potential of innovation in urban housing. A book documenting this symposium is set to release this year. Her contributions to PennDesign earned her the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for professional promise.
Katie brings her versatile perspective and infinite passion to Trahan Architects where she continues to sustain and support our ethos as a designer.
Master of Architecture, The University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Bachelor of Arts, Art History, The College of Wooster, 2010
Project Designer, KJO Architecture, Philadelphia PA
Design Intern, DIGSAU, Philadelphia PA
Design Intern, Granum A/I, Philadelphia PA
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