James Trahan

James Trahan, AIA was born in 1969 in Kaplan, Louisiana and upon graduating relocated from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Phoenix, Arizona in 1993.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University and studied Architecture in Sienna, Italy. He graduated with honors and was the recipient of the AIA Baton Rouge's O.J Baker Memorial Award for the Annual Design Competition for Third Year Students, The Louisiana Forestry Foundation Award for Excellence of Architectural Design with Wood, The Historic American Building Survey's Distinguished Charles E. Peterson Prize and the highest honor bestowed by the College of Architecture, the 1993 recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal.

James is a licensed architect in Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Illinois. He holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate as well as residential and commercial generalcontracting licenses in Arizona. James is a past recipient of the AIA's Young Architect Award, as well as past president of both the AIA Rio Salado Chapter and AIA Arizona. He has received 12 Presidential Commendations for his involvement in the American Institute of Architects and is involved in the local community. He is a board member of the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation.

He has designed and managed educational, religious, recreational, retail, and residential works and has built work in 18 states.

James Trahan can be reached via email at jtrahan@180degreesinc.com or on his mobile at 602.757.7726

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