Tracy Lea has been a practicing architect for more than 35 years. With a career focus in the realm of building performance, emerging technologies, environmental sustainability, and integrated design, Tracy combines design sensitivity with a passion for technology into a practical approach that has consistently delivered excellence in architecture and professional service. He relocated to New Orleans following 15 years of practice in San Francisco, joined Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in 1993, and became a partner in 2000.    

Within the community Tracy is recognized as a vocal advocate of smart growth policies and serves as a leader and advisor to numerous non-profit and civic organizations. Philanthropic activities include involvement in the Preservation Resource Center, Louisiana Architectural Foundation, Audubon Nature Institute, and Louisiana Landmarks Society. Tracy and his wife Dr. Lisa Diethelm are longtime residents of the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans where they enthusiastically support the arts, music, and culture of their adopted city.