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Michael Andrew Travis, RA

  • Design & Innovation for People

  • Licensed Architect

  • Adjunct Professor of Architecture

  • Writer, Researcher, Advocate and Innovator (Design & Architecture)

  • Planning, Design, Post-Occupancy Evaluator, Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop, BIM, Construction Documents & CA

  • Specializing in Public, Civic & Community Architecture (Recreation Centers, Fire & Rescue, Aquatics, Libraries, Schools among other low-rise building typologies)

  • Futurist (Architecture & Robotics, Architecture & Space Colonization) 

11 Years of work experience in Architecture / Design / BIM.14 Years of Design & Architecture Including Education.
Masters of Architecture - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) 
Bachelor of Architecture - The Catholic University of America (CUA)
A.A.S. in Architecture - NVCC
Philosophy Why should you listen to an architect for design advice? Architect is the the best person who has the interest and is considerate of the people, the society, ramifications, costs, environment, urban impact among many other facets when it comes to design a building. Those are the mutual interests of persons interacting with where they work, live or play. My goal is to design for the people and I am looking to find people that share my interests in order to make the world a better place by designing great architecture.
Goal = Become A Successful Architect, Revolutionize and Innovate the Profession 
Goal Timeline


Career decision to become a successful architect, started taking architecture classes at NVCC.


May 2008

Successfully earned an Associates degree in Architecture along with a Student Achievement Award, 3.75GPA & Magna Cum Laude in Annandale, VA.


May 2010

Successfully earned Bachelor of Architecture at Catholic University of Virginia (CUA) in Washington, D.C.


June 2010

Began searching for work in Architecture, market was difficult due to the recession.


July 2010

Began working at an Engineering & Architecture firm as a Field Technician while interning on projects at the architecture department. However, architectural work quickly died down and forced me to search again.


December 2010

Started with Real Designs working with Revit as a BIM Specialist and Assistant Project Manager until February 2012.


May 2012

Volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity of Loudoun County, providing design support of a mixed-income development which was unanimously approved by the county.


May 2012

Joined the M Group Architects with whom I enjoy designing, rendering and working on various architecture projects as a Designer / Graduate Architect.


June 2012

Accepted into the Architecture Master’s Program at Virginia Tech.


May 2014

Successfully defended architecture thesis and completed the Master’s program at Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC, Virginia Tech’s DC Campus).


May 2015

Start taking ARE Exams


August 2015

CDS Exam Passed


August 2015

Joined Hughes Group Architects, working on various Recreational / Civic / Public Safetey / Education projects


December 2015

PPP Exam Passed


May 2016

SPD Exam Passed 


Completed AXP Requirements

Taught Architectural Graphics 1 & 2 at Northern Virginia Community College



Work on development of Post Occupancy Elevations and Cost Estimations in Architecture

Continuing Teaching Courses at Northern Virginia Community College

Completed ARE Examination and Earned Architecture License in Virginia


Joined Jose (Joe) DaSilva who started a new innovative start up architecture firm S2R (Sketch 2 Reality) Arechitects. Assisting Joe in building a successful architecture firm through BIM Development, Marketing and Procurement. See S2R Architects:​

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Goals & Interests

Become a successful architect and design great projects

Better Architecture industry and education

Consult on what to build and where to build it

Management and project acquisition

Innovation and Research in Architecture

Architectural Education Change / Revolution to fit Profession

Robotics in Buildings

3D Printing in Construction

Architecture and Design of Space, Moon / Mars Colonies

Writing / Blogging

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