Thomas J. Trenolone

 Editor in Chief

Tom is an architect and design advocate with the international architecture practice of HDR Architecture. Tom serves as a Design Director and Principal leading the firms Great Plains Studio(s). He holds degrees in Architecture and Advertising Journalism. The 2011 recipient of the AIA’s National Young Architects Award, he is also the President and Founder of daOMA (design alliance OMAha), a non-profit focused on building greater design awareness through lectures and community engagement. Recent and current project work includes Grand Island Regional Hospital, Focal Point Community Campus and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, IL. Author of a 2019 Design Fellowship, entitled “Rural Resolve - Imagining the Future of Health and Wellbeing of Small Communities.” This fellowship was an in-depth study of how rural communities can save their local hospitals through non-traditional program pairings and design techniques. He currently leads the design curriculum for Unicameral Design magazine staff.

Brendan Colford

Associate Editor

Brendan Colford is an associate editor for Unicameral Design magazine and a design coordinator at HDR Omaha. Brendan received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a minor in industrial product design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is now pursuing his Master of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. In Brendan’s free time, he spends his time camping, hiking, and rock climbing.

Bridget Knudtson

Associate Editor

Bridget is a design coordinator with HDR Architecture and an associate editor of Unicameral Design magazine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in design with high distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022. Originally from Brookings, South Dakota, Bridget is passionate about design in the Great Plains and its surrounding regions. This fall, she plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a Master of Architecture and certificate in historic preservation. In her free time, Bridget enjoys practicing yoga and watching movies with her cat, Binx.

Encarnita Rivera

Art Director

Encarnita Rivera is a graphic designer based in Santa Fe, NM. Her client list include; Architectural Record, HDR, Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Cooper Union, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Two Twelve Associates, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.