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

Margaret Jankowsky
ASLA
Director of Urban Design

Margaret aims to improve cities through their public realm and open space. With a background in landscape architecture, urban design, architecture and theory, her deep love for cities and the energy found in urban public spaces is paired with an understanding of how large-scale environmental, social and infrastructural systems interact with and impact one another. Says Jankowsky: “Trahan Architects’ work is deeply informed by a generosity of spirit that embraces culture, the natural world, and human connection –  all elements that make me excited to be a part of this team, and to work together to integrate this ethos into a larger urban design context.”

She has over fourteen years of design experience, from working on large-scale public realm projects in Seattle and Miami, to highly detailed garden design. Jankowsky was one of the Urban Design Forum’s 2018 Forefront Fellows, where her collaborative work researching homelessness in New York City led to a proposal to create a citywide Office of the Public Realm. She was the co-editor of The High Line (Phaidon 2015), documenting the design and cultural impact of this transformational piece of urban infrastructure. She has been a guest critic for design studios at PennDesign, RISD, Columbia University’s GSAPP, Kean University and Rensselaer University.

Jankowsky is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Design Forum. Her degrees include a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

EDUCATION:
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2007

WORK EXPERIENCE:
James Corner Field Operations, New York, NY
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn, NY
Miranda Brooks Landscape Design, New York, NY

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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