Andy Trivers, FAIA, Delivers Commencement Address to Washington University School of Architecture Graduates

On May 18, 2012, Andy Trivers, FAIA, welcomed the Washington University Class of 2012 into the architecture profession.

 2012 WUSTL Commencement

Budget Changes Due to Ventilation Hazards

Excerpt from article featured in The Alestle

In December, the proposed budget for the new Art and Design Building project had some renovations of its own.

Project manager Amy Tongay, of Trivers Associates, called in an expert industrial hygienist to review the safety features of the new facility. The consultation resulted in an additional $1.6 million in safety improvements to the original building proposal of $14.3 million.

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Trivers Hosts Coro Fellow

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. Throughout the nine months, each Fellow participates in a series of full-time placements across a variety of sectors in public affairs, including a final independent placement of the Fellow's choosing.

In April, Coro Fellow Patricia Bailey spent four weeks at Trivers studying the design and development process of the Flance Early Childhood Education Center, as a case study for the development of educational facilities within neighborhood or community development projects in urban areas. Patricia also highlighted the educational philosophies at play in early childhood education center design as well as the relevant regulatory and suggested design constraints on this building typology.

The Flance Early Childhood Learning Center at Murphy Park is a 29,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility to serve infants/toddlers through five years of age.  The facility is located beside the Jefferson Elementary School and will have a secondary connection to a health facility located adjacent to the child center and school.  A community room is designated as a place where parents can participate in their children's development.  The facility is designed to accommodate 164 children in ten classrooms, as well as a gross motor room and dining facility.  The planning for the facility includes an interior courtyard for secure and separated outdoor play areas and an observation room for parents and teachers to observe activities.

Flance Center