Founded in 1981, Trapolin-Peer recognizes the inherent value of good design’s impact on communities at all scales.  We explore complex questions that yield contextual architectural responses for new construction and historic properties.


What We Value


We work in a culture of collaboration with team structures that both fulfill our client’s goals and support a mindset of continuous growth. Our skilled team of architects, project managers, and designers are empowered to develop strong relationships with our project partners, ask questions, and build trust.


Trapolin-Peer's architecture is successful because we enter each project with a focus on community impact. At the intersection of philosophy and process, our designs integrate engagement findings with best urban planning practices. We go beyond the baseline to do what is right for the neighborhood, space, and environmental experience.


Design is more than reorganizing puzzle pieces. Trapolin-Peer’s extensive portfolio of adaptive reuse and new construction enables us to see beyond the existing building or site.  Our process enables a space to unfold. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we create and coordinate sophisticated building systems that ultimately promote efficient development, fundraising, and construction processes.


Sustainability is fundamentally about creating and supporting lasting, multi-generational impact for a community. Beyond material selections, Trapolin-Peer’s baseline design approach aims to end the cycle of unnecessary use through an understanding of market trends and what the building means to its neighborhood. In partnership with our consultants, we ultimately ask ourselves – will these design systems support quality of life in an ever-changing world?



As designers, we are motivated by the distinct challenges and opportunities presented by every project and we are singularly focused on delivering positive, engaging, and meaningful spaces of lasting value.  Our regional services include:

We believe in the creative power of exploration and collaboration. Through thoughtful dialogue and engaged conversations, we guide and orchestrate successful partnerships between clients, stakeholders, consultants, and in-house teams throughout each 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.

Our architecture services for projects throughout the region include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Bidding and Negotiation
  • Construction Documents
  • Contract Administration

For over four decades, Trapolin-Peer Architects has set the standard for adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and tax credit incentive design practices in the Gulf South.  Our practice focuses on ensuring the long-term resiliency of buildings while honoring their character through the creative integration of historical exploration, building assessment, and contextual design. We begin with developing an understanding of all possibilities to enhance existing buildings and offer sensitive solutions that will compliment rather than disrupt the character of the existing spaces and maximize development potential. 

We further maximize investments by tapping into incentive programs such as:

  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Façade Easements
  • Highest and Best Use
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Grant Opportunities

Trapolin-Peer maximizes design opportunities by translating key architectural themes into experiential interiors. Coordinated alongside our architectural services, our process strategically connects design choices that result in functional, layered interior environments.  This harmonious design approach ultimately allows for a seamless coordination with trades and passes savings for both time and budget to the client.

Our commercial and residential interior design services include:

  • Programming, Space Analysis, and Planning
  • Conceptual Studies
  • Renderings and Visualization
  • Color Coordination and Consulting
  • Specifications
  • FF&E Analysis and Procurement
  • Full-Service Interior Design
  • Standalone Interiors Package

Trapolin-Peer explores planning through the lens of “what is possible for this community?”  We utilize findings from engagement exercises to ensure the architecture will enhance quality of life and maximize development potential.

Renderings articulate how the architecture will influence the character, scale, and feel of your property and support a higher level of understanding and enthusiasm needed to garner necessary approvals, or potentially spark a successful fundraising campaign.

Our commercial planning services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Programming / Space Planning
  • Site Assessment, Code and Zoning Analysis, and Facilities Assessment
  • Rendering / Visualization
  • Community Engagement

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.  While fundamental to our approach, these practices provide long-term cost savings, structures that are capable of withstanding catastrophic events, and mitigate the effects of waste and emissions on the environment. 

Our sustainable design services include:

  • LEED Certification
  • Enterprise Green Communities Certification
  • Energy Modeling
  • Carbon and resource efficiency for renovation projects
  • Post-occupancy evaluations