Tristan joined BVH in fall 2013, shortly after graduating with his master in architecture from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A native of Omaha, his interest in architecture has roots in building six-foot-tall Lego skyscrapers as a child. It wasn’t until he took a random drafting course after graduating high school that this interest rekindled and thereafter found himself enrolled in UNL’s College of Architecture.
Tristan has many interests relating to architecture and has not settled on a specific focus. Rather, he is intrigued by the myriad of complexities involved in designing a building, problem solving and the many details that bring it all together. During his college career, Tristan took an interest in urbanism, landscape architecture, fabrication, tectonics, visualization and computational design. At BVH, Tristan leads the firm’s BIM Team, which is responsible for updating and developing firm standards
Outside of work, he enjoys riding and wrenching on motorcycles and being a father. He and his wife love to travel and have visited places such as Honduras, China, the Caribbean, and South Africa.
What is the favorite place you have visited?
What project are you most proud of?
Walthill Gym Addition. Basketball is very important to kids of Walthill, located on the Omaha Tribe Reservation. It was an exercise of doing a lot with a tight budget
What are you watching right now that is inspiring your work?
Black Mirror. I’m interested in the way technology is depicted in that show and how it affects peoples lives in positive ways (sometimes), and its implications on architecture in the present or future.
What is the future of architecture and design?
3D printing, virtual/augmented reality, social networks and data-driven design.