Tara Street is a registered architect who received her Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2003. Prior to starting her own practice, Tara worked for Trahan Architects, Ford|Dickinson, and Holden Architects, where her work ranged from speculative to realized in cities around the U.S., as well as China.
In 2014, Tara started Street Collaborative to pursue a growing food service and hospitality client base. Working in retail design allowed for crossover with her personal research in clothing and textiles, using design to establish a significant and differentiated presence, whether that be for an individual or a new retail concept. It is also about trends and brevity, with most retail designs having a life expectancy of 5 years. In practice she researches modular, temporary, and evolving design structures with applications to the firm’s built work and client led studies.
Tara is LEED AP certified, an FCSI associate, and holds an NCARB certification with active professional architectural licenses in 19 states. She has actively served on the Board of Directors for both AIA Baton Rouge and AIA Louisiana and was president of the AIA Baton Rouge Chapter in 2013.