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!

New Faces at Trivers

We welcome two new full-time employees as well as wish our two summer interns good luck as they return to school:

  • Janghwa Park, Architectural Designer
  • Amanda McAllister, LEED AP, Architectural Designer
  • Qi Yang, Summer Intern
  • Letao Zhang, Summer Intern

    Janghwa Park is an Architectural Designer who recently received his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He served in the Korean Coast Guard and held several architectural internships while completing his Bachelor's degree at Dankook University. Janghwa has a strong interest in sustainable design and is currently working on a few of the mixed-use projects we currently have under development.

    Amanda McAllister, LEED AP, is an Architectural Designer with extensive experience in hospitality, adaptive reuse and higher education design. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Amanda is currently working on the renovation of the LaSalle Building in downtown St. Louis. She is also a volunteer for Stray Rescue and Recycling on the Go.

    Qi Yang received her Bachelor of Environments, Major in Architecture degree from the University of Melbourne in 2014. She is a Candidate for both the Master of Architecture and Master of Construction Management degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and anticipates graduating in 2017. Qi was recently a teaching assistant for Environmental Systems at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Letao Zhang received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Art & Design from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with the Ginsberg Service Award. She anticipates receiving her Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in December. Letao is also the Treasurer for Washington University’s Chapter of Women in Architecture and Design which supports women in the architecture industry.

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    Janghwa Park and Amanda McAllister

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    Qi Yang and Letao Zhang 

    Under Construction: The Euclid

    Trivers Associates has designed more than 8.2 million square feet of housing totaling nearly $1 billion in construction value. We are excited to continue that expertise for the Koman Group in their development of “The Euclid”. Located in one of the most thriving and energetic neighborhoods in St. Louis, The Euclid embodies both the history and energy of a rapidly changing Central West End. The integration of office, retail, parking and 72 residential units into a single footprint will offer twenty-four hour vibrancy of a mixed-use project that is key to sustainable urban neighborhoods. Currently under construction, “The Euclid” is expected to be complete in late 2017.

    Designed to reflect the simple, historic masonry massing of the surrounding early 20th century architecture, the building uses regular window articulation, height relationships, and traditional massing to relate to its surrounding context while establishing a heavier mass that appears to hover over a permeable and highly visible ground level. Deliberate but discrete voids are a reinterpretation of traditional vertical plane breaks and are an extension of indoor spaces to engage with the energy of the street and neighborhood below. Design opportunities are established by the traditional massing, but the transparent nature of the corner especially leans toward contemporary design, structure, and materiality. Utilizing a dark-grey brick and reinforced concrete panel rainscreen façade, this palette and execution is a contemporary take on a roman brick commonly found around the site, allowing the building to take on a modern feel while being respectful of its historic neighbors. The common thread of simplicity taken from the exterior massing all the way through the design of the interior unit layouts and finishes is meant to evoke the simple, straightforward lifestyle that is demanded by the target users for this neighborhood.

    Created by St. Louisan Danny Meyer, Shake Shack will have its first St. Louis location as the anchor tenant in The Euclid. For more information on this exciting development, visit

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