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.
Paúl loves discovering simple, elegant solutions to complex design challenges. A licensed architect in New York State with 19 years of professional experience, he combines wide-ranging technical expertise with a collaborative leadership approach that listens and responds to input from clients, consultants, and contractors alike. He has worked with clients across cultural, academic, commercial, and government sectors in six U.S. states and two countries abroad.
Detail-oriented by nature, Paúl contributed to the design of several award-winning projects, including the Marshall Family Performing Arts Center for the Greenhill School outside Dallas, Texas; the Brookfield Place Entry Pavilion opposite the WTC site in downtown Manhattan; the LEED Gold Steinberg Visitor Center for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; and a multi-building redesign of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
Possessing an inherent ardor for multiculturalism engendered by his bilingual, mixed Puerto Rican upbringing, Paúl now shares a love of international travel with his wife. A lifelong musician, he is equally comfortable performing on stage with a band as designing in studio with his team.
Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Jazz Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New York, NY
McKay Architecture/Design, New York, NY
Brie Husted Architect, Washington, DC
Archaeon, Washington, DC
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