Partner | Design Director


B. Arch, Tulane University
B.A. Music, Loyola University
Formed studioWTA in 1992

Wayne Troyer is a designer who embraces architecture as an active process of communication within a framework of collaboration and exploration. As the founding partner of studioWTA, he is recognized for creative problem solving, craft of construction, and innovative design solutions.

Prior to receiving his professional degree from Tulane University, Wayne studied music at Loyola University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance. This contributed to an interest in the role arts and abstract thinking play in developing a body of work that reaches beyond stylistic issues to address larger conceptual and social considerations that are linked by emotion and experience.

Engaging in the process of rebuilding New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has been an ongoing passion for Wayne. This passion has manifested itself through his work with a variety of initiatives including the Bring New Orleans Back Commission, the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP), the Fr. Harry Thompson Center, and Operation Comeback. Currently he serves on the citywide Architectural Review Committee and is a commissioner for the Central Business District for the Historic Districts Landmarks Commission, which works to preserve the historic fabric and culture of the city’s architectural heritage.

Wayne regularly participates as a critic for student projects and has taught architectural design and environmental technology at the University of Arkansas, architectural and interior design platforms at Louisiana State University, architectural design at Tulane University School of Architecture, and a class in Cultural Spaces for Tulane University’s Paris Program.

When not engaged in design work, Wayne enjoys gardening, listening to music from his collection of nearly 5,000 vinyl and compact disc albums, exploring various venues of contemporary art, and playing with his grandson.

Photo by Zack Smith Photography