Our culture is sustained by a curious team of explorers, mentors, volunteers, researchers, educators, and artists who are actively engaged in service to our communities.

THE CURIOUS EXPLORER

Our Team

Raymond Armant, AIA

Senior Architect

Growing up in a social New Orleans family, Raymond found ease communicating with a variety of personalities at an early age. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University’s School of Architecture, where he excelled at team-oriented group projects. Raymond continues to find enjoyment in fostering team synergy during his historic restoration and adaptive reuse projects. At Trapolin-Peer, Raymond leads the Young Professionals Mentorship Group, which provides team members a forum to freely share and utilize the firm's internal wealth of knowledge and collective experience.

Outside of the studio, Raymond is a member of AIA and volunteers with unCommon Construction and Project Pipeline, a program through National Organization of Minority Architects Project.

Studied
Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Architecture 

Brady Barclay, AIA

Architect

Hailing from Lake Pontchartrain’s North Shore, Brady grew up steeped in creativity, surrounded by his family of architects, potters, and artists. While studying architecture at Louisiana State University, Brady worked at a variety of firms and spent one year at Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center in Washington, D.C. Brady uses his varied academic and professional experience to hone his own design process across projects that include commercial office buildings, hospitality projects, educational design, and single- and multi-family residential work.


Studied
Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Architecture 

Kevin Barns, AIA

Senior Associate | Architect

A native of Mobile, Alabama and graduate of Auburn University, Kevin is a skilled, ambitious project manager. He has worked on a diverse array of projects, including educational, commercial office spaces, and multi-family residential developments. He is adept at broad-strokes conceptual design and has the tenacity and patience to shepherd schematic ideas through detailing while protecting the design intent.

As a member of the firm’s leadership team, he focuses on resource development, mentorship, and collaborative design.


Studied
Auburn University 
Bachelor of Architecture


Professional and Community 
Involvement
Memphis in May
Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Design Professional

Hannah Berryhill, WELL AP

Architectural Designer

Hailing from Texas, Hannah is a designer with an interest in creating environments that focus on the human experience and sustainable design practices. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, her first love, from University of Texas at Austin before pursuing a Master of Architecture at Tulane University. As a student, she completed a travel fellowship in Chile that explored the use of poetry as a tool to study and design multi-sensory architecture. After graduate school, she applied her interest in human perception to a research position studying acoustics.

Since joining Trapolin-Peer, she has participated as a mentor and designer with the firm’s client, unCommon Construction.  Hannah is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Design at Tulane's School of Architecture. 

Studied
University of Texas, Austin
School of Architecture
Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

Tulane University
School of Architecture
Master of Architecture

Jennifer Blair

Business Manager

A native of Belle Chasse, Jennifer has a background in illustration, graphic design and business administration. She brings a keen ability to understand and facilitate both the design and business facets of the Trapolin-Peer’s work. With over 18 years of management and marketing experience, she finds particular enjoyment in the human resources, streamlining communication, and developing personal relationships within the studio.


Studied
South University
Business Administration and Management

Delgado Community College
Graphic Design 

Matthew Buyer

Architectural Designer

After receiving his Masters from the Pratt Institute in New York, Matthew quickly gained a wide variety of experiences through managing small, dynamic design teams in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. He earned his reputation as thoughtful, hardworking designer by shepherding many diverse project types from initial concept development to construction completion.

Above all, Matthew cherishes the collaborative nature of architecture and has asserted his commitment to help everyone on his team thrive – from designers and consultants to clients and general contractors. He believes each project is at its best when everyone on the team is flourishing.


Studied
Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Architecture

Pratt Institute
Master of Architecture

Regina Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Architect

Originally from Pennsylvania, Regina’s interest in architecture was sparked during childhood while surrounded by shop drawings from her dad’s work as a mechanical engineer. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Virginia where she balanced studio life while being co-captain of the varsity cheerleading team.

Post-graduation, she worked with a top national educational design firm before relocating to New Orleans to earn her Master of Architecture from Tulane University. There she participated in the URBANbuild program and piqued her interest in the translation of digital design to construction detailing.  Regina co-chairs Trapolin-Peer’s studio meeting committee and has participated as a mentor and designer with the firm’s client, unCommon Construction.


Studied
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Architecture

Tulane University
Master of Architecture

Professional and Community Involvement
AIA New Orleans
2022 - 2023 Board of Directors, Young Architects Forum Director

Women in Architecture, New Orleans
Past-Co-Chair
2020 and 2021 Design + Practice Exchange Chair 
JEDI Committee Member

Madeline Carbo

Studio Assistant

A native of Shreveport, Madeline attended Northwestern State University and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. With an innate talent for organization, Madeline enjoys Human Resources, large-scale organization and event planning for Trapolin-Peer.

Studied
Northwestern State University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Macy Delatte

Studio Administrator

A native of Lafitte, Macy graduated in Biology and Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. She brings nearly five years of administrative experience to Trapolin-Peer, having worked in both corporate and small business environments. With an eye for detail, Macy coordinates the studio’s day-to-day workflow, event planning and community engagement initiatives, and social media.

Studied
University of New Orleans
Bachelor, Biology and Business Administration 

Daniel Ferg, AIA

Architect

Born in the Northeast and raised in Louisiana, Daniel earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Since joining TPA, Daniel has worked on a broad selection of projects including renovation and new construction of residential, hospitality, educational and mix-use buildings. He believes that architecture should protect and preserve the social and built environment connecting work and play, an idea reflected in his contextual designs. Daniel co-chairs Trapolin-Peer’s studio meeting committee and leads the studio’s Revit Third Tuesday Tutorials.


Studied
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor Architecture
Master of Architecture 

Andrea Ford, AIA

Architect

A native New Orleanian, Andrea is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Architecture and supplemental program at the Virginia Tech Washington Alexandria Architecture Center in DC, where she gained an appreciation for urban design and creation with a focus on accessibility and sustainability. Her expertise spans commercial adaptive reuse projects, multi-family, historic renovation projects and interior based designs, where she thrives on diving into details. She is a lead designer for Trapolin-Peer’s interior design projects and strategic graphics projects.


Studied
Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Architecture 


Professional Involvement
Southern Mississippi University
Board Member, Partner for the Arts

Downtown Hattiesburg Association
Design Committee

Gene Guidry, AIA, LEED, AP

Principal | Architect

Gene is a Louisiana native with expansive experience throughout the Gulf South. His broad-ranging projects in historic adaptive-reuse, institutional and public buildings, private development, master planning and single-family residences positioned him to become one of Trapolin-Peer’s first associates.  In 2021, Gene was named partner.  He has immensely impacted and increased the firm’s capacity to negotiate complex deals and develop constructable design concepts. Additionally, Gene is a skilled and sensitive draughtsman with a body of intricate, ambitious freehand drawings.


Studied
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Architecture


Professional and Community Involvement
Urban Land Institute, New Orleans
Programs Chair

John Hausladen

Architectural Designer

Originally from Pennsylvania, John’s interest in architecture began in childhood - particularly during visits to the Victorian shore town of Cape May, New Jersey - and ultimately led him on an unexpected journey to New Orleans to attend graduate school at Tulane University, where he obtained his Master of Architecture and Master of Preservation Studies. Focusing his career on the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, John has an appreciation for not only their aesthetic qualities but also as the tangible expressions of the aspirations and limitations of the societies that produced them. 


Studied
Franklin & Marshall College
Bachelor of Arts in Government

Tulane University
Master of Architecture
Master of Preservation Studies

Trent Husser, AIA

Architect

Trent holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and brings an honest, direct sensibility to Trapolin-Peer. During his graduate studies, he designed and built a home for Habitat for Humanity, and later worked as a designer and construction lead for Habitat. Through architecture, Trent shares his understanding of and appreciation for simple, functional design and detailing.


Studied
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture 

Blake Kidder

Senior Architectural Designer

A native of Acadiana, Blake moved to New Orleans following graduation from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Master’s in Architecture. Acadiana left a lasting influence on his sensibility and design aesthetic. His work is characterized equally by respect for the past and anticipation of the future. In the office, Blake enjoys working with the idiosyncratic urban landscape of the Gulf South.


Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture

Ashley King, AIA

Principal | Architect

Ashley first began her career with Trapolin-Peer Architects in 1998 as a recent graduate from the Tulane School of Architecture. Ashley's design and technical experience with adaptive reuse and renovation projects has been applied to various multifamily and hospitality projects over the years. As the firm’s leading historic tax credit application expert, Ashley brings significant value to her clients as she guides them through the design and construction process.  In 2021, Ashley was named Principal.  In this role, she leads the firm's regional historic restoration and adaptive reuse projects. She also continues to lend her expertise in designing sensitive contextual projects in urban neighborhoods.

Studied
Tulane University
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture

Professional and Community Involvement
American Institute of Architects
Institute Member

Commercial Real Estate Women
President
Past-Program Chair

Historic Landmarks Districts Commission CBD
Architectural Review Committee Member

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Trust Member

Preservation Resource Center
Board Member and Façade Easement Chair

Lorraine Lorio

Marketing Director

Lorraine brings over 10 years of interdisciplinary marketing and design experience from her time in construction and alternative energy, as well as convention and event marketing. A native of Lafayette, Lorraine graduated in Advertising from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Lorraine is President-Elect for the Society for Marketing Professional Services, Southeast Louisiana Chapter, where she was also named Rising Star in 2019 and Member of the Year in 2022. In 2020, Lorraine partnered with Young Leadership Council to design the new identity for the iconic “New Orleans: Proud to Call Home” campaign.

Studied
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Advertising

Professional and Community Involvement
Society for Marketing Professional Services
President-Elect 
Past-Director-At-Large, Communications

Cornisha Lyons

Architectural Designer

Cornisha is an architectural designer from Houston, Texas. Following her graduation from Louisiana State University School of Architecture, where she received the 2020 LSU College of Art and Design Dean’s Medal, she now calls New Orleans home. During her time at LSU, Cornisha traveled to Puerto Rico for Urban Design studies and completed internships in both residential and commercial design with firms in Baton Rouge and Houston. In addition to architecture, Cornisha pursues graphic design and fabrication as a means of expanding her creative perspective. She has produced a variety of welded sculptures, one of which is on display at the LSU Sculpture Garden.


Studied
Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Architecture

Paula May Peer, AIA, NCARB

Principal | Architect


Raised between southern California and central Louisiana, Paula graduated in Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She began her career in Los Angeles, and then began designing single-family and mixed-use developments in New Orleans and with RTKL in Dallas.

Since joining the firm in 2001 and becoming partner in 2009, Paula has led many of the firm’s sustainable, multi-family, hospitality, and educational projects. Her design and management experience with large-scaled projects has helped her develop the ability to coordinate complex building systems, allowing for unique and inventive design solutions. Her attention to detail results in projects that are built on time and within budget. 

Paula has emerged as a leader among her peers in the architecture community, as well as a trusted advisor to city and business leaders. She is active in numerous committees and organizations with a focus on social equity, urban land use practices, and sustainable building.


Studied
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Architecture


Professional Involvement
AIA New Orleans
Past-President

Campaign for Equity, New Orleans
Chair of Housing and Real Estate Cluster

Historic Districts Commission for the City of Gretna
Seat of the City Architect

New Orleans Architecture Foundation
Co-Founder & Past-President

Tulane University
School of Architecture Advisory Board

Urban Land Institute, New Orleans
Product Council and Board Member

Women in Architecture, New Orleans
Co-Founder and Past-President

Margitta Rogers, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Architect

Originally from the Northeast, Margitta made New Orleans her permanent home in 2007. She earned dual undergraduate degrees in art and physics from Stony Brook University in New York and seized the opportunity to merge her two very separate passions in a Master of Architecture at Tulane University. She started her career with work on large-scale federal projects and advanced by working on mixed-use, multi-family, and commercial projects varying in scale.

At Trapolin-Peer, she applies her architectural expertise, LEED AP certification, and commitment to sustainability on the firm’s cutting-edge historic renovations.


Studied
Stony Brook University
Bachelor of Art and Physics 

Tulane University 
Master of Architecture 

Professional and Community Involvement
Preservation Resource Center
Member

American Institute of Architects
Member

Women in Architecture New Orleans
Member

Tulane University School of Architecture
Former LEED Fellowship & Graduate Teaching Assistant

Julia Hodgins

Architectural Designer

Hailing from the Pontchartrain Basin, Julia’s experiences with rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina left her keenly aware of South Louisiana’s environmental challenges and opportunities. She went on to explore this topic in depth during her architecture studies at Louisiana State University, where she also explored cultures and spaces of people around the world while abroad in Rome. No matter the scale, Julia believes in design’s potential to enhance the well-being and connection of clients, users, context, and environment. Julia works on architectural projects various scales and supports graphics needs throughout the firm.


Studied
Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Architecture 


Professional and Community Involvement
American Institute of Architect, New Orleans
Member

Sarah Simonson, AIA

Associate | Architect

An avid champion of the American South, Sarah, holds a degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She carried this focus into her architectural thesis work for her Masters of Architecture at Tulane University through investigating the influence of social culture on the built environment. Later, she led a year-long research project on the impact of post-Katrina demolition in New Orleans public housing. Sarah’s social focus gives her an affinity for institutional work. In her career, she has been a key team member of two large, complex public education projects.


Studied
University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts, Southern Studies

Tulane University
Master of Architecture


Professional and Community Involvement
American Institute of Architects, New Orleans
Member

Women in Architecture, New Orleans
Member and Past-Co-Chair

Peter Trapolin, FAIA, NCARB

Principal | Architect

A native New Orleanian, Peter is the founding principal of Trapolin-Peer Architects and has dedicated nearly four decades of professional experience to the city he calls home. An alumnus of De La Salle High School, he attended Tulane’s School of Architecture where he received the Moise Goldstein Award honoring his historic preservation work as well as the AIA Scholastic Award for Excellence in the study of architecture.

In 1981, he founded Peter M. Trapolin & Associates, which became Trapolin-Peer Architects in 2009. His first renovation project was 600 Julia Street, a member of the “Thirteen Sisters” of Julia Row designed by Alexander Thompson Wood in the 1830s, which still stands as a downtown landmark. This project’s success, in conjunction with Peter’s other various projects in the area, triggered the revitalization of and renewed investment in the entire Central Business and Warehouse District neighborhoods.

While the firm has worked across the Gulf South, Peter’s dedication to preservation and detailing has saved many historic buildings and helped repair the urban fabric in and around New Orleans’ historic districts. Decades later, Peter and the firm continue to be renowned both for innovative and contextual new buildings, as well as appropriate environmentally sensitive renovations and restorations. In 2017, Peter was recognized with AIA’s prestigious fellowship designation for his exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society as a whole. The firm celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021.


Studied
Tulane University
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture

University of Liverpool
Master of Architecture


Professional Involvement
AIA Affiliation Board of Fellows, AIA 2017

AIA New Orleans
Past-President

AIA Louisiana
Past Board Member

American Society for Testing Materials
Member

Association of Preservation Technology
Member

International Building Code Congress
Member

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Member

Preservation Resource Center
Past Board Member

Louisiana Landmarks Society 
Member and Advocacy Committee Member

Gabriel Virdure, AIA

Associate | Architect

Familiar with a broad range of project scales and types, Gabriel brings multi-faceted experience to her hospitality projects, and public and private institutional buildings, and single- and multi-family residential work. She thrives on collaboration, finding reward in engaging clients and contractors as true partners in the design process. Through her multiple roles as Designer, Project Manager and Project Architect she has fostered collaborative relationships with her clients, translating their goals into a clear design vision that considers quality, budget and schedule.


Studied
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Architecture


Professional Involvement
American Institute of Architects, New Orleans
Member

Junior League of New Orleans
Capital Property Planning Vice Chair

Metropolitan Leadership Forum
Committee Member

New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Past-President

New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute
Class of 2020

Women in Architecture, New Orleans
Member

YWCA of Greater New Orleans
Board Member

Maddi Wells

Architectural Designer

Maddi Wells is a New Orleans native and Tulane School of Architecture graduate. In addition to graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate, she received the Tulane 34 Award and the inaugural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award for her dedication to public interest design and community engagement. Her experience includes design-build and designing interactive art installations. Maddi is currently working towards a Masters in Business for Architecture and Design from IE School of Architecture and Design. She hopes to increase the intersection between design and development in an effort to empower communities to contribute to their own revitalization.


Studied
Tulane University
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Development

IE School of Architecture and Design
Master in Business for Architecture and Design

Alan Wold, AIA

Architect

Originally from Milwaukee, Alan obtained his Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. After his initial introduction to New Orleans during a graduate school studio, Alan visited frequently before making it his permanent residence in 2016. With experience in educational, multi-family, and hospitality design, he believes that architecture is informed by the creativity of the people it serves.


Studied
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture 


Professional and Community Involvement 
Historic New Orleans Collection
Member

U.S. Green Building Council
Member

Neal Schutt

Architectural Designer

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Lindsay Pritchard

Architectural Designer

Bio coming soon!

Zack Sessum

Systems Administrator

Bio coming soon!

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