Trung Doan was born in Chu Hai, Ba Ria/VungTau, Vietnam in 1970. In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, his family left Vietnam in 1979 and relocated to a refugee camp in Malaysia. In 1980, the family immigrated to the United States and settled in Abbeville, Louisiana. An excellent student, he received the Fulbright Fellowship in 1999 and studied in Vietnam. Since obtaining his Master's degree in architecture, he has worked in the architectural field. He currently serves as a founding partner of the Houston-based Studio RED Architects. He actively participates in several community service organizations, including the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotary Club, the Entrepreneurial Organization, and the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans. In 2010, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Asian Chamber of Commerce for his business and community leadership. He is recognized for his work on worship, retail, and theater projects around the Houston area. Mr. Doan is the proud father of three young children: Luc (son), Linh (daughter), and Khoi (son).