Students of History.
Champions of Progress.

Trapolin-Peer Architects is a full-service architecture firm that celebrates human interaction and supports communities at all scales. We specialize in contextually sensitive designs for new construction and historic properties. Founded by Peter Trapolin in 1981 and joined by Paula Peer in 2001, our firm is guided by principal leadership firmly committed to superb design that’s environmentally sound.

WHAT WE VALUE

REINVENTION & REVITALIZATION

Respecting the historic fabric of our built environment has become an instinct within our practice. We approach each project with a desire to understand the unique character of the site and believe that no project is beyond imaginative reconsideration. With decades of experience in historic rehabilitation, we take great care in determining the appropriate level of intervention and work closely alongside our clients to uncover the stories within project walls.

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

Modern technologies and contemporary interventions allow us to create and advance sustainable, ecologically responsible environments. 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. These standards are fundamental to our approach — and critical to ensuring healthier, happier experiences for those who live, work and play within our spaces.

PLACEMAKING

Modern technologies and contemporary interventions allow us to create and advance sustainable, ecologically responsible environments. 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. These standards are fundamental to our approach — and critical to ensuring healthier, happier experiences for those who live, work and play within our spaces.

THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

We are motivated by a belief that architecture has the ability to positively transform, empower and restore communities at all scales. Beyond the walls of our office, our firm’s culture is built by a team of volunteers, mentors, board members, researchers, educators, and artists who are all actively engaged in the greater development of New Orleans.

HOW WE WORK


COLLABORATIVE BY DESIGN

We believe in the creative power of collaboration. Through thoughtful dialogue and engaged conversations, we guide and orchestrate partnerships with clients, stakeholders, consultants, and in-house teams throughout each and every project. This design process ensures that our projects are completed with transparency and the utmost quality and care, and fit within the greater context of economic, environmental and technical requirements.

Meet our Team.

MARKET SECTORS

Residential Single Family
Residential Multi Family
Hospitality
Commercial & Retail
Institutional
Historic Preservation

Services

Architecture
Construction Administration
Code and Zoning Analysis
Conditions Assessment
Design Development
Feasibility Studies
Historic Preservation
Historic Tax Credits
Interior Design
Master Planning
Programming/Space Planning
Rendering | Visualization
Site Planning
Schematic Design
Sustainable Design | LEED Certifcation

Awards

Year Award
2020 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Excellence in Historic Preservation
Sazerac House
2020 Associated General Contractors of America — National Associated General Contractors of America
Sazerac House
2019 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
1205 N. Rampart Street
2019 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Excellence in Historic Preservation
Jewel of the South
2019 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Excellence in Historic Preservation
The Rendon
2019 ENR Texas & Louisiana — Best Project for Residential/Hospitality
The Rendon
2019 New Orleans Downtown Development — Downtown NOLA Award
Sazerac House
2019 ENR U.S. — Best Project for Renovation/Restoration
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2019 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2019 AIA New Orleans — Merit Award for Historic Preservation, Restoration + Adaptive Reuse
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2019 ENR Texas & Louisiana — Best Project Award
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2018 AIA New Orleans — Award of Merit
Toulouse Street Residential Complex
2018 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
Robert Fresh Market- St. Claude Ave.
2018 AIA New Orleans — Award of Merit
820 Dauphine (The Academy)
2018 AIA New Orleans — Honorable Mention
Pontchartrain Hotel
2018 ABC National — Excellence in Construction
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2018 ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter — Excellence in Construction
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2018 Solomon Awards
St. Stephen Catholic Church
2018 AIA New Orleans — Award of Merit
May & Ellis Mixed-Use Development
2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
Toulouse Street Residential Complex
2017 AIA Gulf States Region — Honor Citation
Toulouse Street Residential Complex
2017 AIA Louisiana — Award of Merit
800 Magazine
2017 AIA Gulf States Region — Honor Award
800 Magazine
2017 AIA New Orleans — Honorable Mention
800 Magazine
2017 Garden District Association — Renovator’s Award
Good Counsel Apartments
2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
Factors Row
2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Excellence in Historic Preservation
Factors Row
2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
820 Dauphine (The Academy)
2017 AIA Gulf States Region — Honor Citation
820 Dauphine (The Academy)
2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
Pontchartrain Hotel
2017 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
May & Ellis Mixed-Use Development
2017 AIA Gulf States Region — Honor Citation
May & Ellis Mixed-Use Development
2016 Louisiana Landmarks — Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
The Howard
2016 ENR Texas & Louisiana — Award of Merit
Camp Street Residence
2016 ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter — Excellence in Construction Award
Toulouse Street Residential Complex
2016 ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter — Excellence in Construction Award
820 Dauphine (The Academy)
2016 ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter — Excellence in Construction Award
Pontchartrain Hotel
2016 Eater New Orleans — Design of the Year
Pontchartrain Hotel
2016 ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter — Excellence in Construction Award
May & Ellis Mixed-Use Development
2015 Louisiana Office of Cultural Development — Louisiana Culture Award for Preservation Heritage
The Saint Hotel
2015 Louisiana Office of Cultural Development — Louisiana Culture Award for Preservation Heritage
Southern Hotel
2015 Louisiana Landmark Society — Award for Excellence
Trapolin Peer Office
2014 Associated Builders & Contractors — Excellence in Construction Award
800 Magazine
2014 Louisiana Landmarks Society — Award for Excellence
800 Magazine
2014 Foundation for Historical Louisiana — Phoenix Award
The Saint Hotel
2014 Foundation for Historical Louisiana — Phoenix Award
Southern Hotel
2014 New Orleans Downtown Development District — Chairman’s Award
Trapolin Peer Office
2013 AIA Louisiana — Award of Honor
TCA Littlewoods
2013 AIA Gulf State Region — Award of Merit
TCA Littlewoods
2009 AIA New Orleans — Award of Merit
Northline Residence
2001 Historic District Landmarks Commission — Merit Award
Magazine Street Residence
1985 Louisiana Architects Association — Honors Award
Lafayette Hotel
1985 AIA New Orleans Chapter — Honors Award
Lafayette Hotel
1985 CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission — Honor Award
Lafayette Hotel