Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center Receives AIA Central States Design Honor Award

The American Institute of Architects Central States Region has honored the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park with a 2016 Design Honor Award in the Excellence in Architecture category. Principal Joel Fuoss, AIA, received the award at the AIA Kansas + Central States Region Conference, held October 20 in Manhattan, Kansas. The Aronson project was previously the recipient of two AIA St. Louis awards – a Merit Award in the Architecture category (2015) and a Distinguished Award in the Unbuilt category (2013).


Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the most prestigious open-air museums in the country. The new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center (AAFAC) was designed in an effort to display artwork year-round in a controlled environment and enhance the ability to provide high-quality learning experiences for the greater St. Louis community and visitors from all over the world. Read more about this project here.

The project has been featured in numerous publications, including Architect Magazine, Arch Daily, Architecture Lab and Art Basel. The 2016 AIA St. Louis Design Awards were held at the AAFAC in September.




Trivers Adds Three New Employees to Growing Staff

We are happy to announce the most recent additions to the Trivers team:

  • Amy Beaman, Office Administrator and Marketing Assistant
  • Mikhail Digman, Architectural Designer
  • Charity Seyer, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Designer

Amy Beaman is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication as well as a Certificate in Public Relations. Amy has served in both an administrative and marketing capacity for a variety of industries, including legal, retail and athletic. She has experience in office administration, research, advertising and social media management. 

Mikhail Digman received his Master of Architecture from the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University in 2015. He received numerous honors at Drury, including the prestigious Librarium Prize for the most distinguished at-large nominated studio project of the 2014-2015 school year. He is a member of the Young Architects Forum St. Louis and Venture Café, and is a Construction Leader Trainee for Habitat for Humanity.

Charity Seyer is an Architectural Designer who received her Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in 2011. She has experience in both residential and educational projects and is currently working on the Armory renovation in St. Louis and Stedman Hall at Central Methodist University. She is interested in learning more about adaptive reuse and preservation projects due to the innate potential in the St. Louis area for this type of development.

Welcome Amy, Mikhail and Charity!


Trivers Names Three New Associates

Trivers is pleased to announce that three Project Architects have been named Associates of the firm:

  • Neil Chace, AIA
  • Ashley Hoolihan, RA
  • David Lott, AIA

The Associates serve as an advisory group to the Principals and work together to implement strategic initiatives.


Neil Chace is a Project Architect with 14 years of experience on a variety of project types.  He has worked on Hope Lodge projects for the American Cancer Society in both Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi.  Locally, he is working on the new Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Ranger Station and a new 126-unit apartment complex in Soulard.  Neil is also the co-founder and President of Modern STL, a non-profit organization striving for the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis Modernism.

Ashley Hoolihan has been with Trivers for five years and is a newly licensed architect in the State of Missouri. She is currently working on the new $40M Health Professions Education Building at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Other projects in her portfolio include The Euclid and the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall.  Ashley is a former Design Thinking and Building Systems instructor at Washington University and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and Young Friends of Downtown STL.

David Lott is a Project Architect who has spent the last eight years with Trivers.  He has served a key role on some of the firm's most visible projects including The Laurel, the 610,000 SF adaptive reuse of the former Grand Leader Department Store in downtown St. Louis.  He is currently working on the expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project as well as new affordable housing in the Grove neighborhood for Rise. David has a passion for St. Louis history and serves as a board member for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

Congratulations Neil, Ashley and David!