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.
Trey TrahanFAIA, NOMA
Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, is the founder and CEO of Trahan Architects in New Orleans and New York City. Trahan’s work manifests peace, justice, and connects communities, reaching beyond the traditional bounds of architecture. The practice is rooted in the importance of environmental conservation, social justice, culture, and the arts.
In 2021, Trahan was awarded the Laureate for The American Prize for Architecture by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Trahan Architects was ranked the number one design firm in the U.S., by Architect 50, a national ranking of architecture firms published by Architect Magazine, the official magazine of the AIA. The firm has won over 100 national, state, regional, and local AIA awards, as well as several international design competitions. In 2005, Trahan received the Architecture Review Emerging Architecture Award in London, and in 2006 he was elected to the AIA College of Fellows. Trahan was named one of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices in 2007. From 2015 to 2017, Trahan served as a member of the International Council of the Van Alen Institute and is currently a board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Trahan was a distinguished lecturer at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, the University of Southern California, Tulane University School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture, and Duke University. He served as the 2021 Walton Family Distinguished Critic in Design and Catholic Stewardship and Professor in Residence at The Catholic University of America (CUA). Trahan has lectured at symposiums and conventions, such as the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum’s 12th annual symposium at Fallingwater.
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