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

Trey Trahan
FAIA, NOMA
Founder

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.

To contact: ttrahan@trahanarchitects.com or 504 522 9033
Careers

The quality of our work reflects the collective commitment of a diverse and engaged team. Build your career with us.

New Orleans
Trahan Architects is looking for an individual with strong vision and leadership skills to uphold, nurture and propel our firm’s image and interact with the media. The role of Communications Director is to develop our communications team and generate a forward-looking media strategy in New Orleans & New York City, with immediate availability. Reporting directly to the Partners & Managing Principal, you will be the interface between architectural project teams, the clients and their PR agencies, and media professionals. You...
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The full-time Marketing Manager position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative architecture practice in search of design excellence. The role is based in the firm’s New Orleans office. 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. The role manages and coordinates the firm’s marketing efforts....
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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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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 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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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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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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New York
Trahan Architects is looking for an individual with strong vision and leadership skills to uphold, nurture and propel our firm’s image and interact with the media. The role of Communications Director is to develop our communications team and generate a forward-looking media strategy in New Orleans & New York City, with immediate availability. Reporting directly to the Partners & Managing Principal, you will be the interface between architectural project teams, the clients and their PR agencies, and media professionals. You...
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The full-time Marketing Manager position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative architecture practice in search of design excellence. The role is based in the firm’s New York office. 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. The role manages and coordinates the firm’s marketing efforts....
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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 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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