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

Matthew Rivera
Associate AIA
Designer

Matthew Rivera is a designer committed to respecting the context of a place and firmly believes that it is the history and culture that forms a framework from which the most elegant design solution presents itself. Matthew brings expertise from his work on projects across the globe, ranging from an internationally awarded backcountry privy in Rocky Mountain National Park to luxury residential and hospitality projects in coastal Spain.

In 2019, he received his Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. Matthew remains an active alumnus of his alma mater by offering mentorship to recent graduates looking to relocate to New York City.

As part of ColoradoBuildingWorkshop, he served as the structural lead and client liaison for Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Privies, a student-designed and built project at 12,000 feet elevation. The project was well received by the backcountry community and has won multiple awards, including an AIA National Small Projects Award, NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award and was subsequently featured in Architzer’s The World’s Best Architecture.

Matthew, a New York native, enjoys exploring the city’s art collections, playing basketball, and taking his dog hiking in the Hudson Valley.

EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture, Cum Laude, University of Colorado Denver, 2019
Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics, Cum Laude, Binghamton University, 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Architectural Designer, Richard Meier & Partners, New York, New York
Designer + Fabricator, ColoradoBuildingWorkshop, Denver, Colorado
Design Intern, Slade Architecture, New York, 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
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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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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The full-time Project Visualizer position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The Project Visualizer will be directly involved with developing 3D rendered imagery 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 ecologies, cities, and economies...
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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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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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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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New York
We are looking for a Project Manager to join our established and growing design practice in New York. 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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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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The full-time Project Visualizer position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice in search of design excellence. The Project Visualizer will be directly involved with developing 3D rendered imagery 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 ecologies, cities, and economies...
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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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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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