Trivers Team Spotlight: Amanda McAllister

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Trivers is proud to highlight our highly skilled team of diverse professionals passionate about creating architecture and design of lasting positive consequence. Get to know them in our recurring team spotlight series.

Amanda McAllister, AIA, LEED AP, is a project architect with more than 15 years of experience in civic, historic and adaptive reuse design. As the firm’s sustainability coordinator, she helps lead in-office sustainability efforts and serves as a sustainability consultant for various projects.

Amanda was recently named as a finalist for St. Louis Magazine’s 2023 Architect & Designer Awards for her work on The Peregrine, a hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. She shares the qualities that make The Peregrine unique, some of her favorite projects she has worked on at Trivers and more.

Q: What do you like about Trivers and the work you do here?

Trivers strives to continuously put forth quality projects that have positive impacts. The intentional efforts to elevate the firm’s designs, sustainability and culture makes the day-to-day work a team effort that is fulfilling and rewarding.

Q: What are some of your favorite projects that you’ve completed while at Trivers? 

Q: What interested you in working with Trivers?

When I joined Trivers, the new leadership team had just taken over. I could see their passion to build a firm with a great team of people and their commitment to outstanding design work that would have a positive impact, especially within the St. Louis area. What I didn’t realize at the time — but fully appreciate now — is how dedicated the principals were to creating a rich office culture.

Q: What are some of the ways Trivers demonstrates its commitment to sustainability? 

Q: Describe your role as sustainability coordinator at Trivers and your work as part of the firm’s Green Team.

When I joined the Green Team, the focus at that point in time was really on business operations; things like recycling and purchasing policies. But I recognized really quickly that we have a much bigger opportunity for an impact through our work. From that point on we made a very intentional effort to incorporate sustainability in our design process.

Q: You were recently announced as a finalist for St. Louis Magazine’s 2023 Architect & Designer Awards for your work on The Peregrine. How does it feel to be a finalist for this award?

Q: What are some of your favorite things to do in the St. Louis area? 

My husband and I have always enjoyed being outside and camping and hiking, and St. Louis a lot of beautiful outdoor places and State Parks. Since adding kids our hike distance has gotten a bit smaller, so our currently favorite places to go are Pickle Creek Trail at Hawn State Park, Elephant Rocks [State Park], and the Devil’s Honeycomb Trail at Hughes Mountain [Natural Area].

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (dead, alive or fictional), who would they be? 

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