Gerville Rene Larsen, A.I.A.
Gerville is a 6th generation Crucian, born and raised on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Cornell University in 1989. Throughout his career, he has received honors and awards in the fields of art and architecture. Gerville is the Principal & Owner of TALLER LARJAS, LLC situated in Christiansted, St. Croix. The location houses his architecture studio and an innovative fine art gallery. Gerville is a V.I. Registered Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.). Beyond his creative talents, Gerville has extensive experience in V.I. Government development and regulatory agencies, having worked as the St. Croix District Director of Permits for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. He is also a former Department of Public Works Architect. Gerville believes in giving back to his community and has several charitable pursuits, including his strong desire to preserve the unique natural and built environments of the Territory. On a national scale, Gerville is presently the Virgin Islands Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) based in Washington, DC. Locally, Gerville is a member and former Vice Chair of the Centennial Commission of the Virgin Islands, a member of the St. Croix Historic Preservation Committee and is a former Chair of the St. Croix Landmarks Society.