Class Notes

  • 2015
    Megan Berry

    by REVEAL, founded by Megan Berry, MArch/MBA15, was a finalist for Fashion Group International's 2017 Rising Star award in the Retail category. by Reveal offers mobile, full-service pop-up solutions and retail discovery experiences. The company recently partnered with Intel to showcase the "Future of Retail" at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo (featured starting at 37:00 in this video). Intel's head of retail and hospitality ranked by Reveal among top trends in 2017. The company has also been featured in Forbes and WWD with Rachel Zoe, and will be in Intel's Global Campaign starting in the spring.

  • 2004
    Mark Gosnell

    Mark Gosnell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to associate at WDG, an architecture, master planning, and interior design firm with offices in Dallas and Washington DC. With expertise in mixed-use planning, design, and construction administration, Gosnell participates in all phases of project delivery. He served as the project architect on the recently completed Hyatt Place Washington DC / National Mall and is currently the project architect on Pentagon Centre, a three-phase, 1.8 million-square-foot master planning site in Arlington, VA.

  • 2006
    Ebony G. Patterson

    It's been a particularly exciting past few months for artist Ebony G. Patterson, who's making a name for herself with ornate mixed-media artworks that question the media's depiction of class, gender, and race. The subject of a recent New York Times spotlight, Patterson was awarded a $25,000 Painters & Sculptors Grant for 2015 by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, included among Artnet News' 30 Most Exciting Artists in North America Right Now, and selected for inclusion in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo. Dead Treez, her first solo New York museum show, is on view through April 3, 2016, at the Museum of Arts and Design. Check out her work on her website, Image credit: Ebony G. Patterson, Swag Swag Krew (from the Out and Bad series), detail of installation view at the Museum of Arts and Design. Photo: Butcher Walsh © Museum of Arts and Design.

  • 2003
    Megan Ridgeway

    Megan Ridgeway, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 40 Under 40 class of 2016. As a principal at Arcturis, Ridgeway aids in establishing the strategic direction of the firm and leads its Health & Wellness market pursuits, in addition to being involved with some of its key higher education and science and technology clients.

  • 1992 & 2002
    Joe Brinkmann & Joel Fuoss

    Trivers Associates recently announced the succession of the company to a new ownership group comprised of Joe Brinkmann (BT92), Joel Fuoss (MArch02), and Amy Huff. Over the past 40 years, Trivers Associates has won numerous awards and become well-known for its adaptive reuse, institutional, and educational design. Brinkmann, AIA, LEED AP, has been with the firm for 15 years, serving as president for the past three. Fuoss, AIA, LEED AP, has spent 12 of his 14 years in architecture with Trivers Associates. Andy Trivers, MArch/MUD73, FAIA, who founded Trivers Associates in 1975, will continue to practice with the firm. "With this transition we have the energy and passion of a new firm but continue the Trivers legacy by remaining extensively engaged in the community," Brinkmann said.

  • 1996
    Alan Griswold
    BFA96 Sculpture, BA96 English and American Literature

    Alan Griswold is president of the boutique production company Monkey Deux, which won gold in the 2015 CLIO Key Art Awards for the short piece A Day in the Life of a Real Sponge. Monkey Deux also took home silver in the long form category for the piece Men, Women & Children Seamless Interface. Image: Still from A Day in the Life of a Real Sponge.

  • 2015
    Addoley Dzegede

    Addoley Dzegede is completing a post-graduate apprenticeship at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia this fall. The Apprentice Training Program is a holistic experience that allows artists to develop skills in silkscreen printing and working with fabric to enhance their studio practice. Apprentices have the opportunity to learn many skills, including how to create a design by hand on mylar, mix colors with fabric pigment, use screen printing techniques, register multiple screens, and print their own one-color and three-color repeat yardages with the support of FWM master printers. Additionally, apprentices participate in FWM’s daily operations, working with visiting artists in residence and assisting with projects in the artist studio, print production, visitor services, education, and archives. Image: One-color repeat design by Addoley Dzegede.

  • 1995
    Marshall Brown
    BA95 Architecture

    Architect and urban designer Marshall Brown is founder of Marshall Brown Projects, one of 12 teams of architects selected to produce the US exhibition for the 2016 Venice Biennale, which takes place May 28 through November 27. The Architectural Imagination will speculate possible architecture projects for four sites in Detroit with an eye for application internationally. Brown's practice has worked on several projects in Chicago, including the Navy Pier redevelopment and a master plan for the neighborhood of Washington Park. He is also an associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.

  • 1979
    Laura Starr
    BA79 Architecture

    Laura Starr, ASLA, has been elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects' Council of Fellows for 2015. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The new class of Fellows will be recognized at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO taking place November 6-9 in Chicago. Starr is a principal at Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners in New York, and has particular expertise in the planning and design of urban parks. She balances site ecology, aesthetics, and lived experience, be it for major parks, pocket plazas, cultural institutions, individual residences, or major infrastructure works. Through her lectures, panelist appearances, professional leadership, project work, and visionary contributions to resiliency, she consistently advocates for evocative landscape solutions that enhance city life even as they accommodate the many functions of urban space.

  • 1979
    Peter Tao
    BA79 Architecture

    Peter Tao and Helen Lee are principals of TAO + LEE Associates, which was awarded Asian Business of the Year by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis. The honor recognized the architecture firm for its accomplishments in the St. Louis community and for helping serve as a connector between the city's business community and Asian community. Tao and Lee were also recognized as "Most Intriguing People" in the inaugural issue of Who's Who Diversity In Color, a publication that documents and celebrates the achievements of people of color who have made a mark in their profession or through service to others. Image credit: Students visit TAO + LEE Associates as part of a job shadow program for College Bound.

  • 1973/1976
    Michael Willis
    BA73, MArch/MSW76

    Michael Willis, BA73, MArch/MSW76, received the 2015 San Francisco Regional Award from Washington University on April 22, in recognition of his outstanding and exceptional service to the University, service to the Bay Area community, and professional achievement. As the founder and principal of MWA Architects, Willis has focused on one of the most important challenges facing the Bay Area today: affordable housing. His architecture, urban design and interiors firm has built a national reputation for creating thoughtful and comprehensive design solutions for numerous municipal clients, and he is widely recognized in the profession for his successful integration of community participation and exceptional urban design in affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects. Willis also has made tremendous contributions to WUSTL and the alumni community in the Bay Area, including as a past member of the Alumni Board of Governors and Architecture National Council and through his current service on the San Francisco Regional Cabinet and Campaign Committee. Willis is past recipient of WUSTL's Founder's Day Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award from both the School of Architecture and the Brown School, and the National Black Achievement Award from WUSTL's Black Alumni Council. Image credit: Michael Willis at the 2015 San Francisco Regional Cabinet Award Dinner. Photo by Jordan Murph.

  • 1996
    Erik L'Heureux
    BA96, Major in Architecture

    Architecture alumnus Erik L'Heureux, BA96, is the winner of the 2015 Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship aimed at fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design. L'Heureux, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is currently an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore and principal of his own firm, Pencil Office. His winning proposal, Hot and Wet: The Equatorial City and the Architectures of Atmosphere, focuses on the architecture of five dense cities in the equatorial zone—Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pondicherry, India; Lagos, Nigeria; São Paulo, Brazil—where he will examine traditional and modern building strategies that mediate extreme climate conditions while addressing the mounting pressure of rapid urbanization and climate change. Image credit: Erik L'Heureux. Image courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design.

  • 2013
    Lavar Munroe

    Artist Lavar Munroe has been invited to exhibit three large format paintings in the 56th Venice Biennale's group exhibition All the World's Futures. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition features more than 136 artists from 53 countries, and runs May 9 through November 22, 2015. Embracing his self-professed role of "artist as trickster," Munroe crafts a personal mythology that melds both the autobiographical and the universal. In a recent series of paintings and stitched works featured at VOLTA NY, he explored the topic of 19th-century freak shows and human zoos. A native of the Bahamas, Munroe is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Image credit: Lavar Munroe, Pinocchio's Half-sister, 2014. Acrylic, spray paint, latex house paint, fabric paint, tennis ball, rope, buttons, staples,  string, thread and found fabric on cut canvas. 98" x 102". Bill and Christy Gautreaux Collection, Courtesy Nomad Gallery Brussels.

  • 2007
    Yehua Yang
    BFA07 Fashion Design, BA07 International Affairs

    Since graduating from Washington University, Yehua Yang cultivated her design strengths while working for brands such as J. Crew, Badgley Mischka, Kaufmanfranco, Calvin Klein, and G-III Apparel Group. Yang and Evelyn Frison are now embarking on their own venture, Pivotte, a performance wear line for women that "combines smartly tailored designs and highly technical fabrics." Pivotte was featured in the fashion blog CoolHunting, and recently launched a Kickstarter campaign—which quickly met its pledged goal—to support its first production run and launch its e-commerce site.

  • 1992
    Stephanie Richards McDaniel
    BA92 Architecture

    Stephanie Richards McDaniel, AIA, LEED AP, has been named principal at BWBR, a design solutions firm with practices in architecture, interiors, and planning. McDaniel joined BWBR in 1996 and immediately was drawn to projects that displayed a respect for community and for the environment. As her career progressed, her interest in exploring sustainability pushed her toward facilities that are both highly technical and complex. Fueled by a passion for facilities that have a community benefit, she has work with colleges and universities on the development and design of laboratories and higher education facilities throughout the Upper Midwest. Beyond design and project management, McDaniel was part of the advisory group that crafted the City of Saint Paul Green Building Policy. In 2004, she received the AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award for her community involvement.