Master of Architecture, Tulane University
Joined studioWTA Mardi Gras, 2003
Tracie joined studioWTA the Thursday before Mardi Gras in 2003, after graduating from Tulane University’s School of Architecture and spending the summer as a teaching assistant for incoming graduate students. During her time at TSA, she explored the juncture where art and design meet by participating in study programs in Russia, Spain, and Portugal. In addition to architecture, Tracie studied photography, screen printing, lithography, woodcutting, and…Medieval literature. She spent her fourth year abroad at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Scotland, which remains one of her favorite cities in the world.
Tracie has since been an adjunct lecturer for several core design studios at TSA, and is a frequent invited critic on design reviews. She’s passionate about design and graphics, film, photography, travel, and creative collaboration, recognizing that she is continuously learning and strengthening her ability to serve studioWTA’s clients to highest level, working closely with Wayne and other team members to bring creative and innovative solutions to design problems.
During her time at the firm, Tracie has worked on projects of all sizes, including conversion of Anne Rice’s former orphanage, St Elizabeth’s, to high-end residences, renovation of a historic commercial space to accommodate a sister space for Arthur Roger Gallery, and a full restoration of a city community center following Hurricane Katrina. Tracie was made a partner of the firm at the beginning of 2016.
Outside of the studio, Tracie serves on the Executive Board of the New Orleans Film Society and has been a jury screener for the festival for more than ten years.
Photo by Zack Smith Photography