In light of COVID-19, all AIA Cincinnati chapter events in 2020 will be held virtually.
*Zoom* VISION Keynote: Guided by Ethos
May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Trey Trahan, III, FAIA, Founder, Trahan Architects
Sign in to Zoom: 11:45 a.m. – noon Discussion & Q&A: Noon — 1:00 p.m.
Free (registration required by 5pm on May 20; Zoom log-in information will be sent the morning of May 21)
VISION Keynote: Guided by Ethos Originally scheduled as the March Keynote, this presentation will be shared on a live Zoom call on May 21.
At Trahan Architects, we are guided by our Ethos. Our work comes with a responsibility—to our clients, our environment, and our communities. We create spaces that have a strong sense of rootedness — that evoke an atmosphere enhancing how people move and feel. We use tools of artistry—concept, craft and expression. Articulating ideas through materiality, we see our work as an ongoing process: a collaboration. We must consider the impact of our designs on our natural and social environments. We work with sensitivity and restraint, and strive to craft innovative designs that set new standards for sustainability, improve day to day functioning, and create new possibilities for cultural engagement. Trahan Architects, a global architecture firm based in New Orleans with an additional design studio in New York City, founded by Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, was named as the #1 Design firm in the U.S. for 2019, by ARCHITECT 50, a national ranking of architecture firms published by ARCHITECT magazine. The ARCHITECT 50 tries to answer one simple question: “Who had the best year?” Quoting “Transforming complex conceptual ideas into realized physical spaces is no simple task, but Trahan Architects excels at this alchemy.” When asked about the accolade and his perception of architecture Trahan said “It’s beyond buildings, right? It’s about arriving at a place where you believe that architecture can create or result in an attitude of kindness…. architecture has a voice in that.” Since its inception, Trahan Architects has built a portfolio with a wide range of building types and scales, including academic, cultural, performing arts, ecclesiastic, residential, athletic, commercial, mixed-use and urban projects throughout the U.S. and overseas. Notable projects include The Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, The Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana and an important conservation and preservation undertaking at Corcovado National Park in Patagonia, Chile.
- Learn strategies to manage projects in a way that promotes greater exploration of environmental impacts of design using parametric modeling.
- Understand the importance of systems integration in achieving sustainable building performance.
- Discuss strategies to improve occupant comfort and safety through management of materiality and acoustic performance.
- Develop construction and evaluation practices that incorporate information modeling to develop more efficient practices and ways to measure performance.