Big Brothers Big Sisters Lemonade Stand

In a move to become a sweeter neighbor, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri approached Trivers to design and build a lemonade stand to refresh the patrons of Grand Center enduring those delightfully humid St. Louis summers.  It is the first and only lemonade stand made exclusively for BBBS.

BBBS and Trivers worked with the BIG ideas of nostalgia, street presence, functionality, and fun.  The stand’s swooping front and multi-linear lights recall BBBS headquarters’ historic curved marque.  The cart can rotate 180 degrees and act as a display stand for BBBS memorabilia.  Chris Ching, architect at Trivers, and Chris Perron, a designer at Gray Design Group, teamed up to build the structure in their free time.

Notable features include weather-hardy, locally-sourced cypress planks, eight battery-operated LED lights, nine-foot-wide umbrella, four removable display shelves, chalkboard paint, BBBS purple paint and four casters.

lemonade stand charette

lemonade stand sketch

chris and chris at lemonade stand

lemondade stand in front of bbbs


YAFSTL Building System Lecture

Christopher Ching organized and presented a Building Systems lecture with KJWW Engineering Consultants for Young Architects Forum St. Louis.  A few Trivers faces were among the 32 people in attendance for the all-day class at KJWW’s St. Louis office.

YAFSTL Building Systems Lecture
John D'Agostino, Chris Ching, Ashley Hoolihan and David Lott at the Building Systems Lecture on January 12.

Young Architects Forum St. Louis (YAFSTL) Holiday Party

This year's Young Architects Forum St. Louis (YAFSTL) Holiday Party was held downtown, at the Dubliner on January 5th.  The evening was an occasion for celebration and camaraderie among designers from firms across St. Louis.  It was a time to reminisce about the accomplishments and lessons learned in 2012 and a great opportunity to welcome 2013!

Many of Trivers' most enthusiastic designers attended this year's celebration.  Among the attendees were also many AIASTL mentorship program participants.  Each mentorship group is made up of four designers in different stages of the profession.  Chris Ching serves on the mentorship committee, and he, Joe Brinkmann, Penny Pan, Ashley Hoolihan and Camila Atkins are all participating in the program. 

Joe Brinkmann, Ashley Hoolihan and Chris Ching at the YAFSTL Holiday Party.