A real interest in improving people’s lives through the built environment drew Joe to the profession of architecture and continues to be his compass as a principal of the firm.
Joe’s experience in a broad range of roles from Construction Administrator to firm President pays dividends for clients from initial vision to creative problem solving. As someone who began his career designing passive solar homes, Joe has also demonstrated a career-long commitment to incorporating sustainability into design. His deep experience in higher education and civic projects includes the new Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville and the historic renovation of the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in San Antonio, the first LEED Platinum building for the U.S. General Services Administration.
Joe serves on the Board of Directors for Downtown St. Louis, Inc., and the Open Space Council. He is an active member of the Society for College and University Planning.
Joel believes that as members of our communities, we should never take more than we give. This mindset is the basis of Joel’s approach to architectural design and practice and his drive to improve our world and built environment.
In his leadership role at Trivers, Joel consistently champions thoughtful, creative design solutions throughout every phase of the project. He has been pivotal in some of the firm’s most visible, complex projects including the Gateway Arch Museum, Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center at Laumeier Sculpture Park, Woodward Lofts, the Art & Design Building Expansion and Renovation at Southern Illinois University and the University of Pikeville Health Professions Education Building in Kentucky, all of which were recognized with design awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Joel is an advisor to the board of directors for St. Louis ArtWorks, a board member at Citizens for Modern Transit on their TOD Committee and a member of AIA and IIDA. He has also dedicated time as a visiting critic at the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, and Washington University.
Amy bases her leadership on the conviction that successful projects begin with building great relationships.
She brings a focus on creative problem solving to every aspect of the work from developing a vibrant project team to ensuring building systems are fully integrated and supportive of design intent.
Among her key projects are the Old Post Office renovation, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Ranger Station and the Old Courthouse renovation in St. Louis, as well as American Cancer Society Hope Lodge projects throughout the United States.
Amy completed the CORO Women in Leadership, Class 64 program in 2015 and remains a respected mentor for women in architecture. She has had the opportunity to speak at many conferences on topics related to architectural practice as well as her design work in historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Amy serves on the Advisory Council for Women in Design+Construction and recently became one of the first 30 Fitwel Ambassadors in the country. Amy was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows in 2022.
Brian is a Senior Project Designer with ten years of experience in higher education, multi-family housing, office and cultural projects. He has worked at a variety of firms across the country including HOK in St. Louis. His latest projects include DOORWAYS Housing + Administration, 100 North Broadway and The Bridge at Delmar & Euclid. Brian received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. He received several awards while at the University of Cincinnati, including the Distinguished Thesis Award from the School of Architecture and Interior Design.
Madison is a Project Architect with over 5 years of project experience in K-12 design, commercial interior fit-outs ranging from restaurants to hospitality. She attended Drury University’s School of Architecture and received minors in Entrepreneurship and Global Studies. Passionate about giving back to her community, Madison is committed to affecting change in the St. Louis region. Madison is a registered architect in Missouri, a LEED Green Associate and a committee member of the STL Women in Architecture Community.
Kara Brotherton is a Marketing Coordinator with more than 10 years of experience in marketing professional services at firms including SOM in San Francisco and GLM Architects in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her experience includes proposals, interviews, award submissions, website, social media management and event organization and promotions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
As a passionate designer with over 8 years of experience, Abby practices in multiple market sectors. She gained an appreciation for design at all scales while attending Kansas State’s Interior Architecture program, and applies that thinking to her practice in commercial tenant improvement renovations ranging from workplace, education, and healthcare, to ground up corporate, multifamily, and industrial projects. Abby is intrigued with how design creates community impact, and is a member of St. Louis’ Women in Architecture committee, emphasizing inclusion, equity, and sustainability to provide positive outcomes. When given the opportunity, she is thrilled to apply her professional expertise to her personal life, as when she designed her family cabin and led the charge for the renovation of her first home this year.
Neil is an Associate and Project Manager who enhances Trivers’ dedication to thoughtful design solutions that positively impact end-users and the community at large. Neil has experience ranging from education to multi-family development. He has led numerous non-profit projects at the firm including Lift for Life, Doorways, and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge projects. Neil is the Co-founder & past board President of ModernSTL, a non-profit organization striving for the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis Modernism. He also serves on the board of the Hospitality Healthcare Network, an association of nonprofit organizations and professionals who provide lodging and support services to patients and families receiving medical treatment away from home. Neil is a WELL Accredited Professional and a LEED Green Associate.
Carmen is an Architectural Designer who joined our team following completion of her Master of Architecture at Washington University-St. Louis in May 2020. While completing her degree, she was an active board member of the American Institute of Architects Students. She consulted on the reformation of the curriculum for the Alberti Program, a Washington University program to introduce elementary and middle schoolers to design and architecture, to an online learning format. In addition, she has participated in the Reimagine Town Hall with the Architecture League NY, a workshop for members of the class of 2020 to reimagine the role of architecture in light of the issues of coronavirus, climate change, and economic and social inequality. Carmen is a core-organizer for Design as Protest, a collective focused on equity in the built environment.
Aaron received his Masters in Architecture, Planning, and Design from Kansas State University. At Trivers, Aaron’s expertise encompasses a diverse range of project types. As a licensed Architect, he is committed to infusing functionality, sustainability, and craftsmanship into every facet of his work, from the initial concept to the final construction phase. Aaron has conducted research on historic buildings, facilitated LEED certification applications, and contributed to the development of firm standards.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Aaron is a dedicated community advocate. He volunteers with Pocketparks, a local non-profit organization, where he serves the role of Park Lead. In this capacity, he is able to be part of a passionate team revitalizing vacant lots and urban spaces throughout Saint Louis.
Shaun received his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in 2011 and has returned there for multiple semesters as a Design Thinking and Building Systems instructor. He has experience across a broad range of project types and scales; from an art gallery to urban interventions. As a Senior Project Architect with the office, he was a key team member on the expansion of the award-winning Gateway Arch Museum and has been involved with multiple urban infill projects across St. Louis. Shaun has a special interest in the convergence between architecture and fabrication. He is a registered architect in the state of Missouri and a LEED Green Associate.
Carie has 21 years of experience in marketing professional services and has been with Trivers since 2003. She is the point of contact for consultant teaming with the firm and is involved in all aspects of marketing, including strategic planning, proposals, presentations, public relations, award submissions and conference planning. Carie is a past president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services-St. Louis, where she served on the Board of Directors for eight years. She has presented on the topics of proposal best practices and effectively managing your team for multiple SMPS chapters as well as the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. Carie has been a Certified Professional Services Marketer since 2008 and is a past recipient of the SMPS St. Louis Chapter’s Volunteer of the Year award.
Emily Hagy is a licensed architect with over 10 years of experience in educational and institutional projects. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating better spaces for users through elevated and thoughtful design. She believes the collaborative design process is the key to creating compelling spaces that exceed client expectations and will be impactful for years to come.
Emily has experience in the renovation of historic buildings and recently received historic tax credits for the renovation of her 106-year old house in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis. A LEED Accredited Professional, she has a passion for sustainable design and works to incorporate it into all projects. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter.
As an Architectural Designer, Allison leverages a background shaped at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her experience working with a Boston architecture firm in the creative and conceptual design of projects across typologies and scales. Allison brings an intellectual curiosity to this position, and she has long looked to the built environment as a transformative force in the environment, to the community, and across the lives of the individual. Beginning her career as a marketing and communications professional, Allison interweaves thoughtful design with effective communication, catalyzing positive change through sensitive solutions and the power of the narrative.
Becky joined Trivers in 2019, bringing with her over 18 years of experience in various aspects of accounting. She is proficient in staff management, financial reporting, auditing, and project management. Throughout her career, Becky has created policies and procedures that have helped businesses streamline operations while increasing both savings and revenue. She has experience in a variety of industries including hospitality, healthcare, and design. Becky’s multi-faceted role at Trivers includes accounting, human resources, and operations management.
Maggie is a Project Architect with experience in higher education, civic and healthcare projects. She received her Master of Architecture and Urban Design degree from Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design + Visual Arts, where she also served as a Research Assistant and an International Summer Studio Coordinator. While working on her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Maggie received a number of scholarships and awards, and also participated in study abroad programs in Shanghai, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Prague. She is a registered architect, a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador. Maggie is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter.
Naviinesh Gunalan joins Trivers following completion of his Master of Architecture and Fine Arts Minor at Drury University. Originally from Malaysia, Navi’s deep passion for the built environment took root during his formative years, inspired by his observations of his father’s work as a civil engineer. During his time at Drury, Navi held several leadership positions, including a two-year term as the president of AIAS. His senior thesis titled “Suburban Infill: Reproposing the American Home” centered around the transformation of underutilized warehouses into single-family residences in suburban areas. Navi’s innovative approach and dedication also earned him the esteemed AIA Certificate of Academic Excellence. Rooted in the belief that design should be universal and suitable for individuals from all walks of life, Navi’s aspirations involve delving into Architectural R&D and becoming a “people’s architect.”
Ashley is a Project Manager and Associate and has been part of the Trivers team since 2011. She holds Master of Architecture and Master of Construction Management degrees, both from Washington University, where she currently teaches Building Systems. Ashley’s focus has been leading our Higher Education market and has worked on projects at Washington University, Webster University, Central Methodist University, and University of Illinois. She also led the Construction Administration efforts for the $41M Health Professions Education Building at the University of Pikeville, which received multiple AIA design awards.
She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Society for College and University Planning. Ashley co-presented “Turning Barriers into Opportunities: Women in Construction Administration” at the AIA Convention on Architecture 2018 in New York City. Ashley was also a 2023 recipient of Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 class of 2023.
Diya is an Architectural Designer with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore. Her wide array of professional experience includes designing single and multifamily housing, architectural journalism, research, and design management. Diya’s interests lie in the intersection between the urban realm, spatial politics, design justice and cultural memory. During her time at the University of Michigan, Diya was a research assistant to the Dean for the Equity Innovation Project.
Huzefa is an Architectural Designer with experience in architectural design and site coordinator for residential, hospitality and master planning projects. Huzefa holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from NMIMS University in Mumbai, India and received his master’s degrees in architecture and Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis. With a broad portfolio of experience, Huzefa is passionate about sustainable development and building communities through design, engineering and community outreach programs. Huzefa has been featured in several publications such as his submission to the 2021 ACSA Conference where he presented on Thermal Comfort A Review of Experiments based Thermal Comfort Research in Radiant Systems.
Nandan joined Trivers in 2020 after spending the two previous summers with the firm as an intern. His passion for design began at an early age in his native Central India while growing up on farms. While visiting old forts and palaces not far away, he was enthralled by the elaborately precise design and construction of the forts with their stately arches. He completed his Master of Architecture and Master of Construction Management degrees at Washington University in May 2020. His final degree project focused on harnessing parking for better adaptability, and fostering co-working space for multiple professions bolstering a stronger connection within the Cortex community and out towards the city at large. His work on Brick House with CollectiveProject was recently featured on ArchDaily.
Sam Lang joined Trivers as a Senior Interior Designer with more than 10 years of experience in higher education, civic, cultural and workplace design. She is an NCIDQ certified Interior Designer who has worked on award-winning projects such as the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the Center of Creative Arts. Sam received her Master of Interior Architecture and Product Design degree from Kansas State University. She is a member of CREW and a volunteer for Home Sweet Home.
Carly Loncaric joins as Trivers’ Administrative Assistant, bringing along several years of professional experience from various industries. Carly supports Trivers Operations Administrator and firm leadership with a myriad of tasks including human resources, accounting, operations management, and company events. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and outside of work enjoys hiking, ceramics, painting and antiquing.
Amanda is a Project Architect with extensive experience in civic and historic/adaptive reuse design. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and recently passed her last exam to become a licensed architect in the state of Missouri. Amanda is currently working on the renovation of several historic buildings including the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. She was recently named the firm’s Sustainability Coordinator. In addition to leading our Green Team for in-office sustainability efforts, she is serving as a sustainability consultant for projects throughout the firm. In 2019, she was named an Associate of the firm.
Nakesha is an Architectural Designer who joined the Trivers team following completion of her Master of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis in 2022. Passionate about social justice, equity, and sustainability within the built environment, Nakesha is committed to community-based design and views architecture as a tool that can uplift communities and create positive change in society. While at Washington University, she participated in the Green New Deal super studio where her project, “The Just 15-minute City” was showcased at the 2022 Green New Deal Summit. Her project utilized the main pillars of the Green New Deal to address social and political issues of a contested highway in Houston, Texas.
After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Washington University, Martin served as a Project Designer at Trivers early in his career. He spent the remaining recent years at a variety of firms gaining experience in diverse building types, working on projects such as the Jesuit Archive and Research Center, various projects at Washington University and the University City Master Plan that resulted in several addition and renovation projects throughout the district. He returned to Trivers in 2017 with a focus on civic, housing and higher education projects. Martin also serves as the Assistant Director for Career Services in Architecture at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. He is a LEED Green Associate.
Drawing on over 40 years of professional experience in the science of building construction and materials, Frank serves as Trivers’ Senior Technical Director. As such, he consults on projects throughout the firm lending his expertise on technical detailing and specification on all stages of project development. His diverse experience includes new, renovation and adaptive re-use projects for corporate, institutional, and multi-family occupancies. He has special interest in and is a published author and speaker on the preservation and restoration of historic masonry. Frank excels in pencil sketching and photography and enjoys serving on the Meetings Planning committee of the St Louis Chapter of AIA. He is a registered architect in the State of Missouri and a LEED Green Associate.
Josh Robertson joins Trivers following completion of his Master of Architecture degree from Kansas State University with a minor in Philosophy. Previously serving as a liaison for the American Institute of Architecture Students, Josh reinvigorated firm tours after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. His thesis project, focused on designing a cultural center in southwest Santa Fe’s suburban sprawl, uniquely celebrates cultural identity while defying conventional trends. With a deep passion for community and academic-driven designs that seamlessly blend into urban landscapes, Joshua is dedicated to creating architecture that resonates with people from all walks of life. His multidisciplinary background and commitment to cultural celebration make him a valuable asset to the Trivers team.
James has great strengths in historic renovation and adaptive reuse, as well as an expertise in technical spaces, although his 20 years’ experience involves many of the firm’s project types. As an Associate and Project Manager, he has served a key role on many impactful projects in the St. Louis area. As a member of Trivers’ Green Team, he manages the firm’s 2030 commitment and is drafting Trivers’ sustainable action plan. He has contributed to a number of Trivers’ sustainable projects, including the recently completed renovation of January Hall at Washington University, which is received LEED Gold certification. He was recently selected to join the Planning Group of the BuildingGreen Small Firm Sustainable Design Leaders Peer Network. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter.
Charity is an Architectural Designer who received her Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in 2011. She has experience in a variety of project types including multi-family housing, higher education and civic. Charity has a strong interest in adaptive reuse and preservation projects due to the innate potential in the St. Louis area for this type of development. She is a SEED Certified Professional and a LEED Green Associate. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and AIA St. Louis Women in Architecture.
James is a project architect with experience across multiple project types and scales, from historic renovation and preservation of hospitality and entertainment projects to office renovations and healthcare. A graduate of Kansas University School of Architecture & Design, James has been involved in every stage of interior and architectural processes. James also holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Since joining the firm, he’s been involved with the Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse renovation. James is a LEED Green Associate, a member of AIA and NCARB, and holds a certificate in Healthcare + Wellness Design.
Cameron is an Architectural Designer with experience in commercial, corporate, non-profit, and residential projects. He holds a Master of Architecture and minor of Community and Regional Planning from Kansas State University, where he served as a member of AIAS, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and President of KSU NOMAS. While pursuing his M.Arch, Cameron remained involved in the St. Louis area with summer internships ranging from scenic design at The Muny amphitheater to urban planning with the City of Berkeley. Cameron is a Rise Young Professionals board member and a former board member for STLNOMA. He is currently pursuing Architectural Licensure.
Christy is a Senior Interior Designer with background in residential design, higher education and hospitality. Christy is passionate in ensuring client objectives are heard, understood, and translated into thoughtful design. Previously, Christy developed and managed all aspects and daily operations of her personal residential interior design business. While studying at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Christy worked on a variety of renovation projects including the historic Chancellor’s residence.
Amanda is a Project Manager with over 20 years of experience, specializing in corporate workplace design and branded environments paired with a passion for historic and adaptive reuse. Throughout her career she has worked on projects in the hospitality, mixed-use and multi-family, retail, education, and mission-driven sectors while contributing to business development and strategic management initiatives. Her reputation for excellence is based on her creative vision, which she pairs with strong project coordination, clear communication, savvy decision making, and thoughtful mentorship. Amanda’s work has been honored with awards from the AIA, IIDA Gateway Chapter, Illuminating Engineering Society, and Landmarks Association of St. Louis. She is a Registered Architect, holds a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Southern California and is a Certified SEED Member of the Public Interest Design Institute.
Ross is a Senior Project Architect and Associate with higher education, residential and master planning project experience. He has extensive experience with developer multi-family housing projects and has been a key team member on multiple developments in the St. Louis area since joining Trivers in 2015, including The Euclid, 4101 Laclede, and award-winning Woodward Lofts renovation. Ross serves on Trivers’ EDI Committee, working to create an equitable work environment for all. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University, where he currently teaches a Building Systems course as a Faculty Assistant. A current member of American Institute of Architects and board member of STLNOMA, Ross previously served on the Rise Young Professionals board. Ross is a Registered Architect, a LEED Green Associate, and a Fitwel Ambassador.
John is an experienced Project Manager with specialization in higher education, healthcare and government projects. He has unique background in three related professions – Architecture, General Contracting and Real Estate/Retail Development – which inform his work with estimates, schedules and client relations. John has successfully managed a wide variety of project types with many delivery methods, including the Missouri State Capitol Building Exterior Stone Renovation and Repair. His current focus is large-scale civic renovations and historic preservation and renovation. He is a licensed architect, a LEED Green Associate, and a CSI Construction Document Technologist.
Dooho 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 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.
“We get that lines sketched on paper have a real impact in the world, so we think about consequence a lot. It’s more than the tangible building. It’s what the project does for the people we’re working for. It’s the ability for them to achieve their vision.”
“If you line up the buildings Trivers has executed, they’re all very different in a positive way. All our projects are rooted in ideas and context. It’s very apparent that we’re thinking about a specific project, for a specific client, in a specific location.”
“We’re passionate about design and practice. Our experience is that great design comes from being able to create great relationships among people from diverse skillsets and backgrounds.”