Green Zip | Seamless Demountable Drywall System

About the Inventor & Founder

Frank Little

W. Frank Little, AIA, ASID, NCAR Board Certified

Master of Science in Architecture / Tax Law

Emphasis on Methods of Deconstruction and Reuse of Materials in a manner to qualify for funding by Architecture related Tax Law

Inventor:

Green-Zip Tape Partition™ — a demountable drywall system

License:

Architecture & Interior Design; NCARB (reciprocity in most states)
Published: Real Estate Review, ARCHITECT Magazine, Architectural Record, Texas Society of Architects, Metropolitan Home, Interior Design, Accounting Today, and more

Representative Clients:

Anadarko Petroleum, ANICO, Chevron, Fina / B P, International Paper, Koch Industries, KPMG, Lancer Manufacturing, NRG Energy, Taylor Energy, Southgate: apartment/condo/retail; FLA:  Colgate Palmolive, Conoco, Goodyear. 

Gensler:

Baker & Botts, Coopers & Lybrand, Foreman Dyess, Gulf Oil, IBM, Pennzoil, Prudential, and more.

Education:

  • Master of Science in Architecture, Tax Law / major-emphasis, Texas A&M University: Third largest University in USA, Largest School of Architecture in the USA; GPA 4.0; Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Member
  • Bachelor of Architecture, the professional degree: University of Arkansas: Consistently Ranked first on national Architectural licensing exam scores during attendance; Schooled by Fay Jones FAIA, recipient AIA Gold Medal Award by Prince Charles & Pres. Bush
  • AIA/ACSA Fellowship to Saint John’s College, Professional Practice Institute, ‘93
  • European Sabbatical: Sustainable Architecture, ‘80

Special Recognition / Awards / Service:

  • “Who’s Who of Houston Architects” selected by the Houston Business Journal
  • Professional Advisory Board, School of Architecture, University of Arkansas
  • Professional Advisory Board, School of Construction, University of Houston
  • Awarded over 5 architecture related patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • EPA & AIA Best Building Component Award for Life Cycle Building Challenge
  • ARCHITECT Magazine R+D Award winner
  • Elected to Interior Architecture Chair, AIA Houston; appointed Architectural Licensing Committee
  • Elected Freshman & Sophomore Class Senator, University of Arkansas Student Government
  • “Mid-Career Fellow” Texas A&M University
  • Taught architecture courses at Texas A&M University and Lone Star College; including Building Design, Building Interior Design, Concrete Design Concepts, and more.
  • USA Partner Pier Luigi Nervi and Associates, Firenze Italy
  • “Energy Conservation of the Year Award” by HL&P. Used passive solar to obtain lowest utility costs
  • “Design of the Year” Metropolitan Home Magazine. This project also won the above Energy Award
  • “Case Study Design”: a national search and selection by Steelcase Corporation
  • “First Design Award” by First National Bank and the American Institute of Architects
  • Sustainable Architecture/Creative & Visionary Project winner, AIA Colorado, No Waste Construction

Firm Awards:

Mr. Little’s professional career began as the 12th person in the Houston office of Gensler & Assoc. Six years later when Mr. Little was a Project Director, the firm was first recognized as the nations:

  • Largest Architectural Firm (Building Design and Construction magazine),
  • Largest Interior Design Firm (Interior Design magazine) and
  • Best & Most Respected by Peers (Interior Design magazine).

History:

  • President Green-Zip Tape Partition Systems, 2008 to present
  • TAD™: (Total Advantage Design & Construction) Founder, Director & Licensor ‘92 to ‘08. 
  • KPMG: Managing Director & founder of Tax Advantage Design (TAD) Service,‘96 to ‘00
  • Research Tax Law for Master of Architecture Tax Law Degree: ‘92’ to ‘96
  • Texas A&M Univ.: Mid-Career Fellow, Taught Design & Interior Arch. ‘92 to ‘94
  • Cornerstone/FLA Inc. Architects: Principal, ‘81 to ‘92
  • Gensler & Associates Architects (over $100 Million annual revenue): ‘74 to ‘81 Project Director


W. Frank Little, Jr.

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An idea is salvation by design - Frank Lloyd Wright
TAD US Green Builders Council Member EPA Life Cycle Building Challenge Award Winner