Victor F. Trahan

MARCH 17, 2017


Victor F. "Trey" Trahan III, FAIA is Founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, internationally recognized for innovative design and creative use of materials. The work exhibits a high level of technological innovation to create refined structures that are sublime, timeless and progressive. His projects include the Louisiana State Museum in Natchitoches, which won a 2015 National AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture, and Architect Magazine’s Annual Design Review Award; and was named 2013 Top Architecture Project by Azure and 2013 Best of the Year by Interior Design magazines. The firm also received National AIA Honor Awards for the LSU Academic Center, St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church, and Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He has won multiple design competitions in China, including a 4 million square foot mixed-use development in Zhengzhou, named by Forbes Magazine as one of the seven most important hospitality projects of the future. His design for River Center Library in Baton Rouge won a 2010 Progressive Architecture Award. Following Hurricane Katrina, Trahan Architects led the design team that revitalized the Superdome; and designed a house for New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward for Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, which won an American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows at the age of 45 and received the Architecture Review Emerging Architecture Award in London in 2005.