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19 Mar

Vision Keynote: Guided by Ethos

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
538 Reading Road, Loft 300





1.0 LU/HSW


Robbie Eleazer, AIA, Design Architect at Trahan Architects


Registration & Networking: 5:30 p.m.
Discussion & Q&A: 6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.


Free (registration required): AIA members, students and non-members with no CEU Certificate

$25: non-members requesting CEU credit/certificate

Program Description

Vision Keynote: Guided by Ethos

Trahan Architects is a design firm focused on mixed-use, cultural, educational, ecclesiastical, athletic, and assembly projects throughout the United States and overseas. Its offices are headquartered in New Orleans, with design studios in New York and Chicago.

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.

The firm is ranked as the #1 Design Firm in the U.S. for 2019 by Architect Magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects. Trahan Architects has won over 95 national, regional, and local awards along with several international design competitions, including 4 National AIA Awards, in less than 25 years. The firm’s work has been published in more than 40 countries.

Since the firm was established it has built a portfolio with a wide range of building types and scales. Current notable projects include the Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, The Mercedes-Benz Superdome Capitol Improvements in New Orleans, LA and a unique and important conservation and preservation undertaking at Corcovado National Park in Patagonia, Chile.

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Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Speaker: Robbie Eleazer

Robbie Eleazer headshot

Robbie Eleazer, AIA joined Trahan Architects team in the fall of 2014, to follow his passion for finding new expressions of built form. His experience ranges from high rise developments in Miami to thoughtful performing arts projects in Atlanta, Arkansas and Italy.


As a leader in the computational design community, Robbie engages with technology to expand his understanding of what architecture can be and how it can impact people’s lives.


His interests have led him to teach in Helsinki Finland, Rovinj Croatia, Los Angeles California, New York City and Lubbock Texas. Robbie has contributed his expertise to studios at Yale, Columbia, SCI-Arc, USC, Texas Tech, ADD Lab and Die Angewandte.


On the Alliance Theatre, Robbie leveraged cutting edge BIM modeling and Augmented Reality tools to document over 100,000 Linear Feet of steam bent millwork – leading to multiple industry innovation awards.

Event Details

Date: March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: BOOST!
Address: 538 Reading Road, Loft 300