Another New Face at Trivers

We are happy to announce that Sam LeCointre has joined Trivers as our Office Administrator and Marketing Assistant. In this role, she will provide support for a variety of operations and marketing initiatives.

Most recently, Sam assisted with fundraising, community outreach and event planning for several not-for-profit organizations including NCCJ, Forward Through Ferguson and Unlimited Play. She also recently completed several community outreach projects for Great Rivers Greenway, including collecting surveys, organizing events and educating the community on the Chouteau Greenway project.

Sam received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from California State University-Sacramento and is a member of the National Association for Social Workers. She also serves on the City Garden Gala Committee.

Welcome, Sam!

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Ross Welch Named Associate

Trivers is pleased to announce that Ross Welch, AIA, CDT, has been named an Associate of the firm. The Associates serve as an advisory group to the Principals and work together to implement strategic initiatives.

Ross is a Project Architect with higher education, housing and master planning project experience. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University where he currently teaches a Building Systems course as a Faculty Assistant. He is a member of AIA St. Louis and serves on the Young Professionals Board of Rise Community Development, and is also involved with the USGBC Missouri Gateway Chapter and ULI St. Louis.

Congratulations Ross!

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American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Opens its Doors in Omaha

ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on January 30th at the new American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Omaha, Nebraska. ACS seeks to ease a cancer patient’s journey by providing housing, transportation and emotional support through their Hope Lodge facilities. Our latest partnership with ACS focuses on creating a place that provides opportunities for comfort, reflection and rejuvenation.

Existing mature cedar trees surround the North and West edges of the site and created inspiration for the architectural design. The site layout seeks to maximize outdoor habitable areas ranging from large community gathering patios to more private areas for reflection. Walking paths throughout the site encourage guests to take in the fresh air and carefully landscaped natural surroundings. Building materials including rough texture local brick, smooth cut stone and wood are reminiscent of the cedar tree cross section providing texture, shadow and warmth to the building façade.

Inside, public spaces meant to be shared by all guests are located on the first level along the natural perimeter and away from parking and vehicular circulation. Creating a “home away from home” atmosphere for the guests, the first floor includes a large living room with fireplace, a library, and fitness room. Kitchen facilities on the first floor allow guests or caregivers to cook their own food and are arranged in a similar manner to modern family kitchens with island seating as well as larger dining tables. Guest suites are located on the upper two floors in order to provide a quieter, more reflective, private atmosphere. Further enhancing the ability to meet the wide variety of individual needs and desires, guest suites consist of a sitting area with desk separated from the sleeping room.

A cancer patient’s treatment and experience is as personal and unique as the individual themselves. In Omaha, whether a patient needs emotional support from community or family or complete privacy they will most certainly find comfort during their stay at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.


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