With four decades of groundbreaking design; architect, author, professor, and philosopher Travis Price lectures on modern architecture informed by ecology and mythology, architecture that restores the spirit of place to modern design. His lecture and his works demonstrate the reality of his quest to achieve an evolutionary architectural language for a 21st Century Design Renaissance. Price presents a compelling odyssey of architecture in distant landscapes built by extraordinary cultures highlighting mankind’s greatest sacred buildings. Price’s design-build expeditions with graduate students construct a myriad of cultural legacy markers around the world in an astonishing 9 days. The projects span the globe consisting of metaphysical sweat lodges in British Columbia, a floating house on the Amazon in Peru, a star-gazing temple at Machu Picchu, a Snake Shrine in Nepal, and pre-Celtic sacred retreats in western Ireland. These design-build expeditions tap our deepest histories. They stir the spirit with a modern temple on Pantelleria Island, Italy, dedicated to Venus on the lake where Circe laid with Odysseus, or a shamanic haven of the Finnish Kalevala epic to the great gathering of St Patrick’s mysticism in western Ireland near Crough Patrick. Price is an applauded international lecturer at Universities, Schools of architecture, environmental forums, the American Institute of Architects – AIA, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, Apple Headquarters, and numerous corporate and association events. Price is regularly featured in films, international conferences, radio, and television programs. A new documentary, The Tale of the Tongs, on Spirit of Place recently premiered at the Environmental Film Festival Spring 2014 in Washington DC.
America's Leading Custom Home Architects Forum
October 12-15, 2017
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, California