La. Sports Hall of Fame wins design award _lowres

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.

New Orleans-based Trahan Architects has been awarded a 2014 International Architecture Award for the design of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum in Natchitoches.

The design was among those honored by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards recognized the work on 110 new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from 36 nations.

The program is designed to honor new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences and real estate projects that achieve “a high standard of excellence” in design, construction, planning, and sustainability and best practices in real estate development.

Trahan Architects also has offices in Baton Rouge, Chicago, Los Angeles and Shenyang, China. The firm’s design work includes the River Center Library, the LSU Academic Center for Athletes, and the Holy Rosary Church Complex in St. Amant.