Friday, July 15, 2011
Memphis is an amazing array of speakers from across the street and around the world.
Meet Victor F. (Trey) Trahan, FAIA / Trahan Architects / Baton Rouge, LA
Speaking Wednesday, August 3, 2:00 – 3:30
In one sentence, how would you describe architecture to those outside the field?
Defining of space that is contextually authentic.
Who or what most inspire your creative side? / How do you spark creativity?
Art, presently African art and its creation for ritual / By sketching
What are you currently reading, whether it be books, magazines, or blogs?
A book on the Dogon Region of Africa and an article by Tom Butler, Colossus Versus Liberty: A Bloated Humanity’s Assault on Freedom.
Different cities have different problems or dynamics. What’s the best thing about designing in your city?
The influence of the river both past and present.
Have you been to Memphis before? What are some things you most look forward to in your trip to Memphis? In this response, can you be specific about what exact food you are looking forward to?
Yes. Barbeque. Experiencing the unique culture of Memphis and its influence on the built environment and the reciprocal.
What can we look forward to in your presentation at the AIA TN convention?
A body of the work that reflects my personal search and desire to create.
Any fellow speaker(s) you look forward to seeing present?
Robert Ivy. His unique perspective is invaluable to the profession.
What other hobbies, interests do you have outside of Architecture?
Conservation of temperate rainforest specifically Patagonia.
How do you balance work life and social/family life?
I don’t. It’s hard but since I am naturally excessive in everything, I make time for work and family life.
We look forward to his presentation entitled “Defining Local.” Read more on Trey in the convention brochure and through the links below.
Thanks so much Trey and Patricia for pulling together the responses and images for us.