Travis Shappell

Travis Shappell

Mayer, AZ, US



Highly driven and dedicated professional with notable early career accomplishments and a record of being awarded increasing responsibility across all project phases. Rooted interest in complex systems involving community, craft, place, and performance. Knowledgeable of current best-practices, technologies, and strategies. Able to thrive as part of a cross-disciplinary team or autonomously. Flexible multi-tasker; adaptable to evolving situations and technologies. Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and client liaison ability.



Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ, US, Planning Manager

Following the passing of Paolo Soleri, Cosanti Foundation | Arcosanti sought young talent to redefine their practice and reinvigorate arcology into the global sustainability conversation. Awarded promotion after exhibiting ambition and ability to execute projects that incorporate clear educational value, economic viability and/or research purpose.

_Produce architectural resources vital to expansion of Arcosanti's built environment, infrastructure and utilities

_Ensure all projects meet environmental, safety, structural, zoning and aesthetic requirements

_Manage material resources, and monitor completion and compliance of on-site construction

_Implement consistent use of current best practices for architectural drafting and improve digital archives of planning records

_Collaborate with board of directors and departmental managers to prioritize and execute projects

_Lead development of digital/print materials to drive awareness of Arcosanti and arcology

_Forge professional partnerships and collaborate academically with related programs of all scales globally

_Mentor workshop participants, interns and volunteers to expand their understanding and experience of architecture and design

_Administer company presentations on Arcosanti Planning to students, professionals and the general public

Aug 2013 - current

Hekasa Publishing, Dallas, TX, US, Graphic Designer

_Design and produce graphic work for book covers of wide-stylistic range. Profits donated to Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Jun 2012 - current

Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ, US, Planning / Development Intern

_Forwarded projects explored by Northern Arizona University marketing class to strengthen tourist experience; an annual 50,000 population and primary economic resource

_Planned and implemented data-driven/evidence-based projects to catalyze a research culture

_Monitor, evaluate, and publicize findings (on-going)

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013

Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Lubbock, TX, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Arch 2351 Construction I, Fall 2011

_Guided sophomore architecture and junior interior design students in researching construction methodologies and development of diagrammatic constructional system that portrayed tectonic and material knowledge

Arch 1412 Design Studio I, Spring 2012

_Instructed freshman students in the fundamentals of architecture such as conceptualizing, evaluating
and presenting
_Managed student time, stimulated project development and collaborated with faculty and other TAs

Aug 2011 - May 2012


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

GPA: 3.9

Certificate in HealthCare Facilities [HCaF] Design

Aug 2010 - May 2012

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Cum Laude

Paris study abroad

Aug 2006 - May 2010

Areas of Specialization