Baton Rouge Architect Kevin L. Harris, FAIA, literally wrote the book on residential design. His book, The Forever Home: How to work with an architect to design the home of your dreams debuted in June 2015 and immediately became a best seller and top rated new release in its categories. He has received more than a dozen design awards, including awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Commission for the European Communities, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gulf States AIA design awards. In 2007 he was awarded the prestigious Long-Sullivan Award. His work has been published in over 50 books and print publications including The New York Times, Smart Money, Southern Living and Business Week. He has completed three academic grants to study historic residential architecture. He is the author of over 30 articles appearing in local, regional and national publications. Widely sought for his design knowledge, Kevin Harris has served on design juries in Florida, Texas and Ohio, and has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s program “All Things Considered”. A recognized expert in single family residential and residential renovation design, Harris is a frequent lecturer at industry associations including the American Institute of Architects, Florida Building Materials Association, and Southern Forest Products Association conventions. He chaired the AIA’s Small Project Practitioners Knowledge Community, served on the Small Firm Task Force and is a member of its Custom Residential Architect Network. He is the founding member and chairman of the local Baton Rouge Custom Residential Architects Network. Kevin Harris is a graduate of the LSU School of Architecture and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He holds an NCARB certificate and is licensed in 4 states. He taught at Louisiana State University School of Architecture for 10 years and continues to mentor architecture students. He is married, has three daughters and lives in an older home that he renovated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.