Holly M. Larsen graduated cum laude from the College of Architecture with a degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University in 1980. Member of Tau Sigma Delta- the honor society for architecture and the allied arts, and recipient of the Joe Donaldson Scholarship for graduate work.

Following graduation, Holly initially worked with large architecture and engineering firms like 3D/International and local firms such as House Reh & Associates. Many types of architecture were experienced in these beginning years: high and low-rise office buildings, schools in Saudi Arabia, hospitals, retail spaces, multi-family and university projects. Graphics projects included exhibit work in Singapore, and throughout the Texas banking industry, as well as site graphics and signage. However it became clear after several years that the heart and soul of architecture for Holly was to be found in residential design. Beginning in 1985 and working on a freelance basis, Holly began to build a base of experience in this particular area. While still being regularly involved with commercial architecture until 1992, Holly now prefers to work within the residential arena, and also works as an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College’s central and south campus.

Holly has three children, a love for most things outdoors, and a love for travel. She has served on a number of boards and councils over the years and is currently involved with a (hike and bike) subcommittee working on details for the reuse of the old Clear Lake golf course. Holly has been a member of the Bay Area A&M Club and a lead for the cook team at Calvary Chapel Houston.