Michael Trahan, Jr., AIA


Michael Trahan, Jr.

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Michael is a personable team player that leads the dining team on numerous university and college campus projects across the country simultaneously. His knowledge and talent within the architectural field earned him the 5th Year’s Master Faculty Design Award from LSU’s School of Architecture.

Michael is serving his second year as a professional liaison on the AIA Board. He also volunteers with the LSU Art & Design School. He leads the Tipton team in continuing education and professional development initiatives and is actively engaged in all things outdoor and sports related.


  • Bachelor of Architecture Louisiana State University 2013


  • Louisiana License No. 8444 2016
  • NCARB Certificate No. 83466 2016


  • Joined Tipton in June, 2012

News Stories


  • Dining Plan, Presbyterian College
    Clinton, South Carolina
  • Dining Plan, Wofford Unversity
    Spartanburg, SC
  • Dining Plan, Eastern Tennessee State University
    Johnson City, TN
  • Dining Plan, Furman University
    Greenville, SC
  • Dining Plan, University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY
  • “The 90,” University of Kentucky
    Joint Venture with Ross Tarrant Architects
    Lexington, KY
  • Johnson Commons West Renovation, University of Mississippi
    University, MS
  • Penland Hall, Baylor University
    Waco, TX
  • Argos Center Renovation, University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Residential Dining, University of Tennessee Knoxville
    Knoxville, TN
  • The Florida Aquarium Improvements
    Tampa, FL
  • Haggin Hall “K-Lair”, University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Schafer Court Dining Center Renovation, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA
  • Campus Dining Plan, Florida Gulf Coast University
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Campus Dining Plan, Eastern Kentucky University
    Richmond, KY
  • McEwen Dining Facility, Elon University
    Elon, NC
  • Fresh Food Company Renovation, University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
  • Gibbons Hall, James Madison University (with Moseley)
    Harrisonburg, VA

* denotes work completed prior to joining Tipton Associates