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A Strong Sense of Place

Trahan Architects

All responsible architects respect the world of nature and strive to work in harmony with the environment. For some, like Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, that mandate is their religion. Trahan Architects are rooted in New Orleans, with a satellite office in New York, but their founding principal grew up in rural Louisiana, in the small town of Crowley. It is said that you can take a boy out of the country, but you cannot take the country out of a boy. Trahan was inspired to become an architect by the physicality of place and the role of water in the landscape. And, though he has been practicing in big cities for the past three decades, he still embraces small-town values. “Enclosure and protection are important, but architecture is about people and relationships, as well as enclosure and protection”, he says. “I am constantly reminded of the importance of...

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