Tristan is our Architectural Support, a recent graduate from the University of Utah architecture program and a long-time Salt Lake City resident. Tristan brings a fresh perspective to our team, as well as creativity, empathy, and a knack for problem-solving. He uses a hands-on style to contribute to green walls, murals, and custom art features throughout our projects, always finding ways to infuse art into architectural projects.

As Architectural Support, Tristan is the go-to person for last-minute emergencies and day-to-day tasks. Collaborating with various branches of our team, including interiors, architecture, graphics, and digital assets, Tristan excels in keeping details in order, serving as our organizational backbone.

Beyond the architectural realm, art is important in Tristan's life. With a background as a professional dancer and experience in both performing and teaching hip hop and contemporary dance styles, he has developed a profound appreciation for movement, influencing his understanding of spatial aesthetics. This artistic sensibility, further fueled by his love for music and reading, continuously serves as creative inspiration for his own work.

Tristan's work extends to the Bliss Foundation for the Arts, our nonprofit art foundation. Tristan plays an important role in the Bliss Foundation, tying up loose ends, planning future events, and recently putting together a successful show of Robert Bliss’ furniture work.

Tristan values empathy above all else, and believes that it’s key to solving many of our world’s biggest problems. Recognizing it as a potent force for change, he prioritizes this principle in all areas of his life. Tristan's adept people skills empower him to navigate teams and spaces, anticipating needs, communicating effectively, and aligning with the goals of each client and team member. His dedication to fostering meaningful connections fuels his ability to create, learn, and grow.

Tristan is not one to shy away from a challenge. He isn’t intimidated by figuring things out as he goes, and will enthusiastically jump in to any problem headfirst. In moments of chaos, when each team member is responding to a seemingly endless list of tasks, Tristan manages the big picture view of the studio with grace, executing tasks and ensuring our collective progress.


  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies

  • Certifications / Memberships

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum
  • United States Green Building Council

  • Professional Experience

  • 2023 Modern Out West, Architectural and Artistic Support
  • 2017 1520 Arts, Hip Hop Teacher and Choreographer
  • 2015 American Expression of Dance, Hip Hop Director

  • Exhibitions

  • 2023 SL Design Week, Robert L. Bliss Furniture Retrospective
  • 2015-2023 They Reminisce, 1520 Arts, Hip Hop Dance, Music and Cultural Showcase

  • Service Work

  • 2016-2023 SLC Hip Hop Education Resource Center - Teacher
  • 2014-2017 Utah Urban Dance Organization 501(c)(3) - Director

  • Hobbies / Interests

  • All things dance and movement, Hip Hop and Contemporary especially, and sharing it, teaching it, and showcasing it.
  • Music of many genres, listening, creating, and dissecting it
  • Reading historical fiction, art history, mythology/legends
  • Art, including interesting textures, abstract ideas, moody themes
  • Using Format