Architecture is funded by clients, but owned by communities.

Peter Trapolin | Principal

Inspired solutions. Thoughtfully designed.

New Orleans Architecture Firm

Founded by Peter Trapolin in 1981 and joined by Paula Peer in 2001, Trapolin-Peer Architects is a full-service architecture firm that specializes in context-sensitive designs for new construction and historic property renovation and restoration. Located in the heart of the city’s Warehouse District, our award-winning firm has shaped communities across the Gulf Coast Region. As we celebrate our 35th anniversary year, we’re more dedicated than ever to sustainable design.

Who we are

As New Orleans architects, we value cultural context and revere the role architecture has in shaping history. We develop solutions designed to balance enduring authenticity with practical sustainability. Each new project is guided by principal leadership and inspired by our team of experienced and passionate architects — firmly committed to superb design that’s environmentally sound.

What we believe

We believe that, as architects, we have a fundamental responsibility to promote environments that reduce long-term operating costs and negative environmental impact. Integrating the latest advances in green architecture is fundamental to our approach — and critical to ensuring healthier, happier experiences for those who live, work and play within our spaces.

Our team was among the first in the state of Louisiana to commit to the AIA 2030 Challenge which strives to create carbon neutral developments by the year 2030. We incorporate green building standards into every project that comes through our office and offer LEED® Certification services for clients desiring enhanced marketability and near-guaranteed construction compliance with the drawings and green principles laid out by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Once you stop to truly contemplate a client’s vision, you can’t help but find yourself in it.

Shea Trahan | Associate


  • Architecture
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Interior Design
  • Planning
  • Historic Preservation
  • Sustainability
How we work together

Imaginative solutions, guided by experienced leadership. Ours is a culture firmly rooted in collaboration, both in building our diverse team of architects, designers and project managers, and in maintaining strong client relationships. Our leadership is intimately engaged, working side-by-side with our highly creative team to offer experienced solutions through all stages of each project.