At the age of 25, Davis Richardson already accomplished much in his life. He is the Founder, Brand Manager, and Design Director of Nomad Design-Build. Recently, he published a book called Going Tiny: Failure + Opportunity in the Future of Affordable Housing.
“The fact that it’s been on tv shows means that people are looking for it. We should move forward, so that we won’t miss an opportunity to live greener and more affordably. There are also design opportunities that we can maximize.” – Davis Richardson on tiny houses
Passion in Baseball and Design
Before attending the University of Texas, Davis attended the College of Charleston to study Historic Preservation and Community planning. He went on the receive his BA in Interior Design from Harding University.
He was a student athlete, and was named 1st-Team Capital One Academic All-American in 2015 when he played baseball for the Harding Bisons.
Pursuit in Architecture
Davis is currently a M.Arch Candidate studying at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. His career goal is to become a licensed architect. Sustainability was a big part of his education.
“This is a major issue that we have to deal with, and architecture has the opportunity to make a big difference.” – Davis Richardson
Mentors from the Community
Davis sincerely appreciates his mentors. His first mentor was Greg of Smith Dalia Architects in Atlanta. He honest feedback and encouragements ushered him forward in his career.
“You can’t be afraid to ask. You have to know that what you are asking [involves] someone’s time. ” – Davis Richardson on having a mentor
Another mentor was his college professor in the interior design program. She made him think closely about design and also encouraged him in his pursuit. Nowadays, social media have made it easier to learn from others and get involved in the community.
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