MArch Tulane University
Certificate in Neuroscience for Architecture, The NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Project Focus: Architectural Experience: Neuroscience and Embodiment of the Built Environment
Shea Trahan, AIA, LEED AP, is a licensed architect and holds a leadership position in the New Orleans based firm of Trapolin-Peer Architects. Shea has authored a body of research into Resonant Form, an investigation into the intersection of architecture, sound, and the search for enlightenment. Building from an initial conception as a meditation chamber specifically designed for chanting, the project incorporates investigations into form, acoustics, physics, neurology, material systems, physiology, and mysticism.
He holds degrees in architecture from Tulane University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette along with a certification in the field of Neuroscience for Architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Shea’s work has been featured internationally and has been included in publications and conferences including TEDx Vermilion Street, Architect Magazine, ArchDaily, the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, and Creating Sensory Spaces: The Architecture of the Invisible. He currently serves on the executive advisory board of the International Arts and Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University and serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter. Shea’s professional work focuses on theater and museum projects, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, evidence-based design, and sustainability efforts in architectural practice.