Known in the Office as: The BA of CA
Actual Name: Travis Triola
Job Title: Associate
What is your favorite part about working at K&W? I work as Construction Administrator which requires me to be out of the office, on-site, watching our projects get built. My job is 50% in the office and 50% out of the office and I like it like that. I would go stir crazy and get tunnel vision if I sat behind a computer all day.
What advice would you give someone who wants to be in this profession? I learned more in my first year out of school than I did in my 5 years in college. When people get out of school, they think working for a big design firm is what they want to do but when they get there, they aren’t happy.
What college did you go to? Texas A&M University
Which project at K&W do you feel most proud of? Why? Gables River Oaks and Texas A&M Corps Renovation. I was very hands on with the Gables River Oaks project and on-site every day. Texas A&M Corps has a very landscape-oriented plaza.
Why landscape architecture? I like the outdoors, plants and design
Tell me 3 passions of yours. Gardening is a passion of mine. I grow figs, grapes, jalapenos, oranges…. I like to find cool looking plants and just stick them somewhere in my yard and see what happens. I also like working on cars and racing cars.
What’s your favorite car? I race a 2000 Silverado so I would have to say that is my favorite.
You recently got married. Where did you meet your spouse? My wife and I actually went to high school together but we didn’t get together until after college
What is your favorite candy? Butterfingers
If a movie was being made about our company, which famous celebrity would play Darin? Adam Sandler
Do you have any pets? Yeah, I have a corgi. His name is Jax and he is 2 years old
Have you ever dressed up for Halloween? If so, what was your costume? Yes, I was Joe Dirt one year.
What was the first concert you ever went to? I went to see country singer, Jerry Jeff Walker
Tea or coffee? Depends on what time it is. I would choose tea over coffee as long as it’s cold and sweet. I don’t like hot tea.
Pen or pencil? Pen
— Travis Triola, Associate
Below are images of 3 noteworthy projects Travis has worked on: