Harrison Lecture: Jack Travis

Oct. 29, 2020 Harrison Lecture, Mississippi State University School of Architecture

Jack Travis established his namesake design studio in June 1985. His work encourages investigation into black history and culture where appropriate in his work and includes forms, motifs, materials and colors that reflect this heritage. Travis has evolved ten principles for black cultural design investigation towards that aim. In recent years, Travis has broadened his interests beyond cultural content strategies to sustainable in environmental design methodologies, alternative educational practices such as a community design studio and the entrance of more students of color into academia and the profession. In 2004, Jack Travis received a Fellowship in the AIA, and in 2006 was inducted into the Council of Elders of the National Organization of Minority Architects, the highest honor that each organization bestows upon its individual members.

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