Michael Andrew Travis, RA
Design & Innovation for People
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)
8 Years of work experience in Architecture / Design / BIM.12 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
Career decision to become a successful architect, started taking architecture classes at NVCC.
Successfully earned an Associates degree in Architecture along with a Student Achievement Award, 3.75GPA & Magna Cum Laude in Annandale, VA.
Successfully earned Bachelor of Architecture at Catholic University of Virginia (CUA) in Washington, D.C.
Began searching for work in Architecture, market was difficult due to the recession.
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.
Started with Real Designs working with Revit as a BIM Specialist and Assistant Project Manager until February 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.
Joined the M Group Architects with whom I enjoy designing, rendering and working on various architecture projects as a Designer / Graduate Architect.
Accepted into the Architecture Master’s Program at Virginia Tech.
Successfully defended architecture thesis and completed the Master’s program at Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC, Virginia Tech’s DC Campus).
Start taking ARE Exams
CDS Exam Passed
Joined Hughes Group Architects, working on various Recreational / Civic / Public Safetey / Education projects http://hgaarch.com/
PPP Exam Passed
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: www.s2rarchitects.com
You Are Here
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