Brooke Trivas

Principal, K-12 Education, Boston

Impacted by the racial tensions she witnessed as a girl growing up in Baltimore, Brooke has spent her career creating spaces that instill their occupants with a sense of equity, safety, and belonging. She brought that belief with her when she joined Perkins&Will and started Boston’s K-12 practice. Building on the firm’s legacy of designing for schools, Brooke has nurtured the growth of this practice, bringing sustainable, inspiring, and inclusive spaces to students and teachers throughout the Northeast. Her belief is that the time and effort she takes in design comes through in a building in the sense of place, community, and sustainable measures, while letting its users know how much they matter.

Within the Boston studio, she cultivates an environment of openness; she champions diversity, inclusion and learning through her various initiatives, and knows when it’s time to step back and let those initiatives take on a life of their own. She strives to create a workplace where voices are heard, opportunities are ample, and connections are made.

In the Media
Billerica Memorial High School graces the cover of Architectural Record’s January 2021 issue

“Everything in this building was integrated to send a message to students of their value,” says principal and project leader Brooke Trivas on the design of Billerica Memorial High School. “It has transformed the perception of the community, and makes people here aspire to do great things.”

Design Philosophy
“Success is that spark that you see when people enter the building and their eyes light up because they can’t believe that this was designed for them.”
Hastings Center, Brimmer and May School
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Billerica Memorial High School
Billerica, Massachusetts
Two K-12 projects regognized in 2020 BSA Design Awards

The Hastings Center at the Brimmer and May School and Billerica Memorial High School have been recognized in the K-12 Educational Facilities category of the 2020 BSA Design Awards. BMHS is also a finalist in the Interior Architecture category.

Brooke Trivas leads a large project meeting in the Boston studio.
Brooke's passion for educational environments shines through in her work; she is a passionate advocate for creating spaces that allow students, teachers, and administrators to excel.

Brooke's Featured Work

Brimmer and May School Innovation Space
Newton, Massachusetts
Billerica Memorial High School
Billerica, Massachusetts
Stoneham High School
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Belmont Middle and High School
Belmont, Massachusetts