Travis Pennock

Travis Pennock

Detroit, MI, US



Graduating with his BSArch from Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in 2013, Travis immediately pursued a professional career with FNI. Two years later, he enrolled in LTU’s MArch program and plans to graduate in the summer of 2018. He gained valuable skills throughout his undergraduate career that translated well to professional practice, with his most current studies focusing heavily on design research. His education and professional experience has taught him how to deal with immediate circumstances, but also challenge norms and progress thought.

During his undergraduate stint, Travis was involved in some unique programs including the conceptualization of the M1 Rail infrastructure within downtown Detroit, MI—partnering with a well-established developer. He also studied abroad for three weeks in Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou, China; as well as gaining valuable experience with digital fabrication processes and methods through the makeLab™.

His graduate pursuits have steered his passions toward environmentally exploratory design as it pertains to ethological + ecological impacts; believing that good design is a hedonistic + holistic responsible blending of the two studies.



Fielding International, Greater Detroit, MI, Associate Designer

Travis has gained an array of experience from big-picture concepts and master plans, to seeing a project finalize under construction. He has designed 21st Century Learning Environments throughout the world including the United States, Canada, Israel, and China—adjusting design ideologies and techniques tailored to unique cultures. Those projects include:

- Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit (Farmington Hills, MI)
- Temple Israel (West Bloomfield, MI)
- Magnificat High School (Cleveland, OH)
- St. Martin de Porres High School (Cleveland, OH)
- St. George’s School (Vancouver, Canada)
- AMIT Gogya Teacher Academy (Ra’anana, Israel)
- AMIT Kfar Batya Educational Campus (Ra’anana, Israel)
- Yew Chung International School Campuses (Beijing/Shanghai/Chongqing/Hong Kong, China)
- Yew Wah International Education School Campus (Beijing, China)

Jun 2013 - current

Freelance, Detroit, MI, US, Designer : Maker

Led and collaborated in the design and construction of small architectural, installation, and furniture projects; with themes of technical precision, hedonistic pursuits, and environmental critiques.

May 2013 - current

Aaron Jones, Detroit, MI, US, Project Designer

Role designer in the completion of "The Underground" installation for dLectricity 2017 in Detroit, MI.

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Joe Munn, Allegan, MI, US, Independent Summer Contractor

Assisted in the construction of landscapes, pole structures, residential exterior + interior remodels.

May 2003 - Aug 2012

Tysonn, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Apprentice Summer Designer

Assisted in the design and construction of residential interior + furniture projects.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2008


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Masters, MArch, with Distinction

- Theory
- Participatory Design
- Parametric Design
- Speculative Design
- Ecological Design

Sep 2015 - May 2018

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Bachelors, BSArch, Cum Laude

- Visual Communications
- Basic Design
- Integrated Design Studios
- Structural Design
- Landscape Design
- Urban Design
- Digital Fabrication
- Art Installation

- Art
- Architecture
- Theory

Sep 2009 - May 2013

Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center, Allegan, MI, US, High School, CAD

- Computer Aided Drafting

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Allegan Senior High School, Allegan, MI, US, High School, General Education

- Diploma

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009


Class of 2018 Co-Valedictorian, Award

Lawrence Technological University


Integrated Design Studio 1 Honors, Award

Lawrence Technological University


University Honor Scholarship, Scholarship

Lawrence Technological University


Areas of Specialization