Trisha is a Planner II with Houseal Lavigne and is instrumental in executing and evolving the firm’s distinctive style and transformative 3D and GIS-based visualizations. Her primary area of expertise is visual communication through the development of illustrative maps, graphics, 3D visualizations, plan branding collateral, and plan document layouts.

Trisha received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, concentrating in spatial planning and urban design. While attending University, she was awarded the AICP Outstanding Student Award honoring her exceptional achievements in the study of planning. Prior to joining Houseal Lavigne, Trisha worked for the City of Highland Park. Throughout her time with the City, she worked on projects such as the Highland Park Downtown Design Guidelines and the Cultural Arts Master Plan.

Across a wide breadth of scales, Trisha brings specialization in all planning and design platforms, including but not limited to ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, Adobe, SketchUp, and CityEngine, to forge the connection between the planning process and the final deliverable. Her ability to design engaging and easy-to-understand graphics and collateral greatly assist the firm throughout the planning and outreach processes. Though she largely concentrates on the graphic representation of planning policies, she is interested in all aspects of the planning process.

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