New Faces at Trivers

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Despite transitioning to a remote work environment, we have been fortunate to continue our summer intern and fellowship programs and welcome two new full-time team members.

Carmen Chee is an Architectural Designer who joined our team following completion of her Master of Architecture at Washington University in May. While completing her degree, she was an active member of the American Institute of Architects Students and Women in Architecture. She continues her involvement with her alma matter by participating in the Divided City Initiative as a research assistant. Carmen is currently working on the modernization of the MGEJ Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis.

Nandan Kelotra is an Architectural Designer who joined us full time in February of 2020 after spending the previous two summers with us as an intern. Nandan completed his dual Master of Architecture and Master of Construction Management degrees at Washington University in May.  He is currently working on the Expo at Forest Park, a Transit-Oriented Development in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood of St. Louis.

Teddy Levy joins us as a Fellow from Washington University as part of the CityStudioSTL Fellowship. He is currently completing dual master’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Design. As an American Institute of Architects Students CRIT Scholar, Teddy is also focused on research of architectural solutions for affordable housing. As the fourth of CityStudioSTL Fellows engaged by Trivers, Teddy will focus on community centered projects in St. Louis over the 12 week session.

Xinyao Li joins us for the second consecutive summer as a Summer Intern from Washington University where she is currently completing her Master of Architecture degree. Since last summer, Xinyao worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in both Core Studio and Architectural Representation.  She has a strong interest in bringing both mathematical concepts and sustainability focus to design and will therefore be continuing her research from last summer with a focus on energy modeling of Trivers’ projects to support the firm’s 2030 commitment.

Brooke Sulcer joins us as an Interior Design Intern while pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design with a Minor in Graphic Design at Maryville University. Brooke is the ASID/IIDA Student Chapter President for Maryville and is involved in the American Institute of Graphic Arts student organization. Among the many projects she is working on this summer, Brooke is involved with both the housing and administrative office design development for the forthcoming new headquarters for non-profit DOORWAYS.

Michael Werkmeister is currently pursuing his Master of Architecture at the University of Michigan. He joins us as a Summer Intern with a focus on Construction Administration. Michael has a wide range of experience in design and construction, ranging from carpentry and upholstery to construction documentation. While earning his B.S. in Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri he was involved in a number of environmentally focused design groups including the Student Environmental Design Association, USGBC Student Group, and the U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition.