As we transition into a hybrid work environment, we are excited to welcome the newest members to our architecture team and summer interns.
Aaron Church is our newest a Project Designer with experience in commercial, workplace, technology, and healthcare projects. He received his Master of Architecture from Kansas State University, where he served as a teaching assistant and exhibition manager to the College of Architecture. With a broad project portfolio and participation in project phases from schematic design to construction, Aaron is committed to integrating the design process with technical skills that result in creating impactful spaces. Aaron currently serves as a committee chair for the Downtown Neighborhood Association and is on the board of directors with the Laclede’s Landing Redevelopment Corporation.
Jonathan Murphy is a Senior Project Designer with 15+ years of experience working on a wide range of projects from a LEED platinum corporate headquarters in Omaha, NE, to the adaptive reuse of a historic powerplant in Lansing MI, to higher education institutional master plans in St. Louis and Springfield, MO. He has dual master’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University and employs both in developing contextually sensitive designs that reflect the owner’s highest aspirations. His hybrid architecture-planning background and experience in adaptive reuse supports a focus on institutional master planning, often incorporating nuanced blends of old and new. In partnership with his wife, he has won awards in numerous gallery exhibitions and has sat on a variety of public art commissions.
Dooho Won is an Architectural Designer who joined our team in April. Having graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with his Master of Architecture in May of last year, he brings experience in various design areas. Prior to receiving his M.Arch, Dooho attended Rhode Island School of Design to study Interior Architecture and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Korea University. His mixture of both interior design and architecture led him to intern for a firm in Seoul that was a government-funded master plan of an impoverished area where he took part in the adaptive reuse of traditional Korean houses. Dooho is currently working on housing and workplace sector projects.
Mariel Brown joins us this summer as a CityStudioSTL Fellow, a Washington University program providing funded opportunities for architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design students to work with a host firm to address socially engaged challenges in St. Louis. Mariel received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Minor in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. While working to earn her Master’s in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, she participated in several internships ranging from construction to design. As the fifth CityStudioSTL Fellow engaged by Trivers, Mariel will focus on civic and community centered projects in St. Louis over the 12-week session.
Brian Helfer also joins us this summer as an Architectural Intern while pursuing his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University in 2020. There, he participated in study abroad programs in central Europe and Southern India and presented a research project entitled Gujarathi Street at the IVSA conference in New York. The project focused on the opposing social dynamics facing the area, themes of gentrification, and the use of photo documentation as a way to catalog, code, and compare the present condition of the community. He is currently working on project documentation and construction administration initiatives.
Annie Kern joins us this summer as an Architectural Intern while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Annie served as the NOMAS Chapter President and placed 3rd in the NOMA 2018 Student Design Competition on the WUSTL NOMAS team. In addition to bringing design skills as an intern, she enjoys exploring fine art with media and styles, often showcasing work in local art shows. She joined the project teams working on construction administration for Drury University and design development for the interior renovation of McCormack Baron Salazar’s offices.