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Senior Design Architect


New Orleans LA


Marjanne Pearson
Katherine Bajor
[email protected]

Trahan Architects is eager to add a Senior Design Architect to their established and growing design practice in New Orleans. The position offers the opportunity to engage in challenging work within an award-winning, collaborative practice that strives for design excellence.

The Senior Design Architect will be directly involved in a range of project types, exploring form and function, with a strong focus on materiality. Trahan Architects is seeking a highly-motivated individual who is committed to making architecture that contributes to the health of our ecologies, cities, and economies, while exploring design solutions that are simultaneously timeless and progressive.

Career Opportunities

  • Challenging work within an award-winning, design-focused practice
  • Exploration in form, function, and materiality
  • Collaboration with a team in search of design excellence
  • Creation of work that is simultaneously timeless and forward-thinking
  • Developing a range of challenging project types nationally and internationally

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Holy Rosary | St Amant LA

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.

In Brief

Senior Designers work directly with the firm’s principals, project managers, and team members. They are responsible for technical design aspects of assigned projects, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions. They are committed to reconciling the goals and priorities of the firm with those of the client, while fostering opportunities for design and technical excellence.

Success factors include:

  • Commitment, enthusiasm, and expertise
  • Solid architectural experience, including at least 2 years of experience in a design leadership role
  • Focus on quality in all aspects of the work, from initial presentation through design, documentation, and delivery of architectural services
  • Ability to design with imagination and manage to constructibility
  • Ability to represent the firm with clients, consultants, and the public, building and enriching relationships
  • Interest and desire to work with other team members to create opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth
  • Personal characteristics that include being intellectually curious, congenial, collaborative, and articulate, with good judgment about people and situation


  • Professional architectural degree
  • Strong design talent with at least 7 years of experience in a firm that is recognized for the quality of their portfolio work
  • Architectural license preferred
  • Proven ability to create designs and plans for all project phases, including coordinating design consultants and monitoring drawings
  • Strong ability to develop and articulate design concepts in a collaborative environment
  • Experience in providing architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of projects
  • Experience in decision-making on design problems and methods
  • Experience in executing tasks requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures
  • Experience with the Construction Documents phase of projects
  • Expertise with Revit, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Autocad, Parametric Modeling (Grasshopper), and Maya is desired
  • Computer rendering experience with VRay is desired
  • Experience with modeling tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters is preferred
  • Ability to work within a team engaged in the execution of formally and materially innovative architecture
  • Proven ability with interpersonal communications, including ability to work with and elevate peer-level and younger staff members
  • Strong positive references

In order to be considered for employment, all applicants must provide evidence of US citizenship or authorization to work in the USA.

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