My Name is… T. Prescott Reavis
The reason you are reading about me is… I am a change agent who makes positive impacts for undeserved communities in the areas of architecture, the built environment and education. I’m am an Associate and Corporate Internship Coordinator at the International Architecture firm Anshen+Allen and serve as the University Liaison West for the National Organization of Minority Architects. In my spare time, I am an avid skier and ski coach who has put my athletes onto the US Ski Team and into the Olympics.
Right now I’m working on… Numerous projects, completing the construction of the first ground up LEED Silver Certified Hospital in California. Researching how culture affects they way people perceive a healthcare environment. Developing and implementing camps to introduce minority youth to the profession of architecture and create the next generation of community advocates for sustainable communities.
But if I wasn’t, I’d be… Making beautiful arcs in fresh powder during day and grooving to soulful music in the evening with my special lady.
One thing I do every day is… Stretch, exercise and meditate.
I can’t stand when people… Be frontin’ and are not their authentic self.
But I love it when people… Surprise you with compassion, concern and solutions.
If you happen to run into me in the street… Holla at a brother, lets talk and see what we can do together to make life better for our people.
The Best piece of advice I ever received was… Choose to do things in your life you are passionate about, become an expert and success will come to you.
If I had to coin it, my message would be… It is better to fail trying, then to fail to try at all.
My future plans and projects include… finalizing my consultant company which focus on providing planning, design and strategic planning for undeserved communities. Implementing camps and programs to expose minority youth to architecture and the built environment, across the country. Provide education and resources to our people about sustainability.
Big Ups to… My family, HU school of Architecture & Planning family, CLC and of course Be ‘Money’ Moore
Prescott has spent the majority of his career focusing on the programming, planning, managing, designing and the construction of buildings which facilitate the betterment of the community in areas of healing, learning and discovery throughout the country. He has completed over 3 million square feet of award winning construction. Mr. Reavis’s latest building endeavors are the planning and design of the planned LEED Silver, Energy Center for the University of California’s San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay and The Construction Administration of the LEED Sliver Certified Laguna Honda Hospital, the country’s largest publically owned and operated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center with Anshen + Allen Architects in San Francisco CA, where he is an Associate and Corporate Internship Coordinator. Prior to Anshen +Allen Prescott spent four years working for HLM Design in Portland Oregon, and then moved to the Bay Area in 1999 to establish a new HLM office in San Francisco.
Mr. Reavis earned his Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Education from Howard University where he was honored with the Alpha Rho Ci medal for his dedication of educating and mentoring the larger DC community about the built environment. Prescott has over 15 years of experience of educating and mentoring all ages of students in the built environment and to facilitate more diversity into the profession of architecture. He has taught, given lectures and seminars for primary through college students. Mr. Reavis has served as juror member for student critiques, as mentor to numerous students and interns; as well as a jury member for a international design competition for children’s clinics in East Africa. In 2005 Prescott was award the Patterson Fellowship to research community engagement and empowerment in Ethiopia focusing on the areas of healthcare and wellness.
Prescott has served as the Co-Chair of the AIA San Francisco Mentorship Committee, A founding member of the San Francisco Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects (SFNOMA), the Vice President of SFNOMA and the Community Advisor for the upcoming documentary “Archiculture” . He currently is the NOMA University Liaison for the West, a Board member of the City of Oakland District 6 Block Grant Board and Board member of the City of Oakland’s Community Action Partnership.
As an accomplished skier, Prescott served a decade as the Western Region Competition Director for the non-profit National Brotherhood of Skiers, where he provided visionary leadership for the introduction and development of minorities into competitive winter sports. Currently, Prescott coach’s for the Sugarbowl Ski Team where he has been for the last five ski seasons and serves as an advisor to the Jamaican National Ski Team.
Mr. Reavis is passionate about collaborating and empowering communities to lead the improvements of their neighborhoods and cities to create holistic sustainable communities.