Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 6:30pm
Architecture Building Auditorium
Travis Price III, AIA, is the founding principal of Travis Price Architects in Washington, DC. The firm is widely applauded for its innovative discoveries, theories and visionary aesthetic distinction. Price, who is an architect, author, teacher, philosopher and environmental pioneer, shapes an international architecture informed by ecology and mythology that restores the spirit of place to modern design. His prescient works, explicated in his award-winning new book, The Archaeology of Tomorrow, demonstrate that green design and culturally-diverse inspirations are the leading determinants in today’s modern global architecture.
Travis Price Architects (TPA) designs a wide range of residential, commercial and institutional projects. TPA has received many design awards for private homes, restaurants, offices, housing complexes, libraries, religious buildings and institutional clients. With a principal design base in Washington DC, TPA projects span the US as well as Asia, Europe and South America. TPA often enters into joint ventures with appropriate corporate architectural firms for larger scale projects.
As director of the graduate concentration on Cultures and Sacred Space at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture & Planning, Price leads the SPIRIT of PLACE / SPIRIT of DESIGN studios. TPA co-sponsors and develops global design-build expeditions ranging from Nepal to Peru to Ireland. The on-site faculty includes practicing architects, construction craftsmen, artists, historians, shamans, priests, expediters and guides. Numerous journalists, photographers, botanists and world travelers accompany the widely-published expeditions.
Price lectures about his architectural works, expeditions and the state of architecture and planning to audiences at such venues as the National Building Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society and the American Institute of Architects.
Price’s visionary questions speak to the heart of where the built environment is going and our place in and responsibility to it. Guided by a humanist perspective and desire to sustain nature and culture, his quest for the mythic modern inspires a reinvigorated architecture of the 21st century.
Lecture is free and open to the public. AIA members can receive CE credit for attendance. Directions to the School