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Trahan Architects Adds Gamolina as Director of Strategy

Julia Gamolina
Julia Gamolina
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Trahan Architects, a global architecture firm based in New Orleans with design studios in New York City and Chicago, founded by Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, welcomes Julia Gamolina, Director of Strategy to the firm. Gamolina has experience in communications, strategy, public relations and business development. She will work cross-functionally and cohesively with the firm’s established Director of Marketing, Amanda Huhn, who has over a decade of experience in the architectural industry.

The addition of Gamolina in a leadership role furthers Trahan's mission to advance and empower women in architecture. In a field dominated by men, Founder Trey Trahan has made a strategic initiative to build a team that supports gender equality at the firm.

“Growing up with three sisters and a strong mother, I have tremendous respect and admiration for independent and forward-thinking women,” Trahan said. “[Julia is an] emerging thought leader who brings a fresh perspective and an entrepreneurial mindset to the firm.”

Gamolina is dedicated to the built environment and the visibility of the women who work in it. With prior expertise in architecture, communications and business development, she is the Director of Strategy at Trahan Architects, focusing on new business and all aspects of firm growth. She is also the Founder and Editor of, an online publication focusing on the women that advance the practice of architecture. Thus far, she has published interviews with over 100 architects and designers, as well as CEOs, journalists, attorneys, editors and more.

In 2019, Julia received the Special Citation from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for her work with Madame Architect and was recently named one of the Top 20 Under 40 by the Professional Women in Construction in New York. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture.

Since its inception, Trahan Architects has built a portfolio with a range of building types and scales, including academic, cultural, performing arts, ecclesiastic, residential, athletic, commercial, mixed-use and urban projects throughout the U.S. and overseas. Notable projects include The Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia; The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana; and a conservation and preservation undertaking at Corcovado National Park in Patagonia, Chile.