James Trahan, AIA, is principal of 180 degrees, a Phoenix-based design-build company. He holds a bachelor’s of Architecture from Louisiana State University and studied architecture in Sienna, Italy. He is a licensed architect in Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Illinois and is a past recipient of the AIA’s Young Architect Award as well as past president of both the AIA Rio Salado Chapter and AIA Arizona. He has designed and managed educational, religious, recreational, retail and residential works and has built work in 18 states. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or on his mobile at 602.757.7726.