The Architecture of Discovery

We design spaces that enable business success and advance new discoveries-in the lab, around the office, and beyond.

Two of our core team members, Principal Jeannie Thacker and Director of Programming & Planning Jane Kepros, began their careers as researchers in the lab. They have deep insight of what it’s like to work in the lab and are able to readily connect with user’s, gain trust, and establish a rapport. This connection is key to this process as it forms a team approach to the project where everyone is invested.

Additionally, we know that the right design solution can help a company thrive, which is form follows culture. So, our approach is holistic: our visionary designers and technical experts work as one to deliver beautiful, functional designs that solve business problems.

Our Approach

We use a methodology that is strong enough to be the foundation for every project, but flexible enough to meet the unique needs of each individual client. The four pillars of our approach are:

  • Visioning

  • Visioning
  • Visioning

    An efficient, workshop-style session to define goals, map out a project plan, and envision success.

  • Programming /
    Planning

  • Programming /<br>Planning
  • Programming /
    Planning

    The brass-tacks definition of a project’s quantitative requirements and programmatic elements.

  • Design

  • Design
  • Design

    Where brains meet beauty: the collaborative process by which we develop and visualize the workspace.

  • Execution

  • Execution
  • Execution

    Management of construction and implementation to ensure that our shared vision comes to life on time, on budget, and with inspiration.

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TRIA is backed by a strategic investment from global engineering firm DPS. TRIA operates independently from DPS, but the two companies are closely aligned where it matters. Just as DPS puts people before process, TRIA values client relationships above all, representing a strong alignment of core values.