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.
“There are beautiful ways of creating truly rooted buildings that bring together programs that are more responsive to how we live today, how we think, what we yearn for.”
Victor F. “Trey” Trahan, III, FAIA, is Founder and CEO of Trahan Architects. With a strong personal belief in the value of conservation and philanthropy, his life and work is guided by a commitment to the development of sustainable environments.
A Louisiana native, Trey grew up in the small town of Crowley—a community known for its entrepreneurial spirit. Trey founded Trahan Architects at the age of thirty two, and the firm has since designed a series of local and international projects that have received recognition for their innovative use of materials. Since the firm was established it has built a portfolio with a wide range of building types and scales, including academic, cultural, ecclesiastic, residential, commercial, mixed-use and urban projects throughout the US and overseas. The firm has won over 75 national, regional, and local state awards along with several international design competitions. The work of the firm has been published in more than 40 countries.
Current projects include the reinvention of the Alliance, Theatre and Memorial Arts Building at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, an arts campus that includes buildings by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, Laredo Convention Center, Laguna Gloria Master Plan in Texas; and the Aurora Event Center in upstate New York.
This past fall Trey was a visiting critic and distinguished lecturer at the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. Past teaching engagements include a graduate studio on design approaches for coastal landscapes at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (2013). He is a member of the global advisory board for the Van Allen Institute in New York, an organization that explores how design can transform cities and landscapes to improve people’s lives. He is also a board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington D.C., a non-profit that educates and engages the public in our shared historical landscapes.
Trey spends his time between New Orleans, New York and Patagonia Chile, where he recently purchased, and is in the process of conserving, a property in the Corcovado National Park, one of the eleven national parks established by North Face founder Douglas Tompkins. He is working to return this property to its pristine natural state, while enjoying his time in this remote landscape.
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