. . . a celebrated architect, environmental pioneer, author, educator, and philosopher has developed over the past four decades, a modern architecture that works hand in hand with ecology and mythology restoring the spirit of place to modern design. His vision is grounded in real-life success with large-scale AIA award-winning private and public works, including the world’s largest solar building for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He has planned new towns and designed an array of unique individual residences, commercial properties, and institutional monuments. He coined the term “passive solar” with his early green architectural works in New Mexico. He installed the first wind machine in Manhattan which initiated the Public Utilities Regulation Policy Act allowing co-generation of wind and solar energy with public utilities. Since 1975, he has a litany of Design Awards within the US and abroad.
In concert with The Catholic University of America as adjunct professor, Travis Price founded and directs the non-profit Spirit of Place – Spirit of Design. Travis is featured in numerous films, radio, and TV programs, and international publications. Travis Price’s education, like his work, spans philosophy and architecture. He holds both a B.A. in Western Philosophy from St. John’s College and a combined Masters of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of New Mexico. Travis Price is a registered architect with NCARB practicing and lecturing throughout the United States and abroad. He has been awarded the covetous Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture Title for his unique contributions to the field of Architecture. Travis is a contributing Editor to National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
Travis lectures to audiences at the Smithsonian Institution, Apple Headquarters, AIA, and the National Geographic Society amongst others. His lectures inspire architectural societies, universities, and conferences. Travis is well known for his internationally published works in numerous books and journals on design and architecture. Travis appeared on HGTV at his home declared as one of the Greenest Homes of the World and more recently in a documentary, “The Tale of the Tongs”, filmed in County Mayo Ireland.
– The Archaeology of Tomorrow: Architecture & the Spirit of Place, Gold Medal Winner 2007 – Independent Publishers – 2007
– The Mythic Modern: Architectural Expeditions into the Spirit of Place – 2012
– Travis Price Architects : 2007-2013 – 2013
– Tale of the Tongs – Documentary – 2014