For Larry Travis, design is more than a passion. It’s a lifestyle. Since completing his Bachelor of Architecture education at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Mississippi State University, and Master of Business Administration degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Larry has continued to nurture his desire for design. He has amassed project knowledge in markets such as commercial, office, institutional, healthcare, and retail while working for various firms including Clark Nexsen and Gensler. However, he is most fascinated with architecture that focuses on the qualities of spaces that encourage activity, contemplation, and community. For Travis, architecture is not just about designing the building; it’s about designing the experience. Larry aims to continue to use building materials as a medium to create work that is holistic, thoughtful, and unassuming by solving problems after carefully listening to clients’ needs. The Tougaloo, Mississippi native currently works as an architect for the Smithsonian Institution in D.C., where he develops projects at various museums in order to house society’s lasting artifacts.

Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, traveling, exploring the great outdoors. 

Awards: 2014-2015 CBCF Visual Arts Award | 2014 Gensler Diversity Award | 2014 Society of American Military Engineers Award | 2014 Haworth Diversity Award | 2014 Mississippi Recycling Coalition, Mississippi Beverage Association Award | 2014 MOA Architects Award Finalist | 2013 National Association for Women inConstruction (NAWIC) Award | 2013 Interior Elements Award for DesignExcellence | 2010 Portico Magazine's Top 25 Students Who Will Change the World

Affiliations: American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)