NEW ORLEANS – From Trahan Architects:
Trahan Architects, an award-winning architectural firm with offices in New Orleans and New York, has been selected to design a performing arts center for the Asian American Resource Center in Austin, Texas.
The mission of the Asian American Resource Center is to create a space of belonging and healing for Asian American communities in Austin and beyond. This is accomplished through community collaborations and partnerships; provision of rental space; organization of cultural, educational and wellness programs relating to health; and curator of art and history exhibitions. The RCAA leads with its values and vision so that diverse communities are supported and connected.
“Trahan Architects feels privileged to be working on such an important cultural project that will enrich the lives of members of the Asian American community in and around Austin,” said General Manager Kevin Thomas. The company is well placed to do this meaningful work by approaching the design to ensure diverse communities are supported and connected to a project that will be accessible and inclusive for all.
“We are excited to embark on this new facility to support and serve the diverse Asian creative community here in Austin,” said an AARC representative.
Trahan Architects is ranked the number one design firm in Architect 50, the annual ranking of Architect magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects which tops the list by building “dramatic, lavish and well-detailed projects”.
The company, founded by Victor F. “Trey” Trahan, III, FAIA, is praised for its innovative use of sustainable materials, born out of a collective belief in the value of environmental conservation. The company has designed a series of national and international projects that have received worldwide recognition for historically grounded and aesthetically sublime work. Trahan Architects has won over a hundred national awards, including five national AIA awards, and several international design competitions.