Travis L. Price III, Fellow of AIA


Travis Price, FAIA, will speak on The Mythic Modern: mythology, ecology, and technology…the spirit of place at the Emerging Architecture session of SOLAR 2013 being held at the Baltimore Convention Center. This session takes place on Friday, April 19th from 3:30-5:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

1.5 AIA continuing education learning units will be available for architects and members of AIA who are registered for the conference. For those not attending the conference, a fee of $45.00 (pre-register as indicated below or pay at the door) will be charged to register for and receive the AIA LUs.

In his three decades as an architect, author, educator, and philosopher Travis Price has developed a modern architecture informed by ecology and mythology that restores the spirit of place to modern design. His work is likened to a fusion of Andy Goldsworthy meeting Joseph Campbell and Frank Gehry.

This session explores less the technical “how” or the “what” about passive solar design, but more so the “why”. Why does solar architecture still drive the hearts and minds of our clientele and the population as a whole when it does so little of the heavy lifting? Why does the yearning for nature always overwhelm us more than the nuts and bolts, especially for winning commissions? How is it that the mythical aspect of the sun can command so much allure Where else can architects search for such powerfully persuasive poetics? The heart of the talk is that vanishing cultural poetics is a far greater cry for architects and without understanding the mythical modern aspects missing today, ideas like passive solar will fade into their own sunsets.

The lecture will cover:

• The spirit of geography and the geography of the spirit in modern design.

• The history of cultural form makers and their power on architecture.

• The spirit of place design-build expeditions around the world.

• Modern architectural examples of the embedded green design and cultural mythologies – Walk the Talk.

To attend this engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking lecture for AIA credits, please contact Lisa Kittelman at 720.420.7928 or e-mail or register for the full conference. If you do not need AIA credits, there is no cost to attend this session.

Solar 2013 is the Annual Conference of the American Solar Energy Society

The Emerging Architecture Lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Solar Buildings Division of ASES, and is a part of the 38th Annual National Passive Solar Conference being held in conjunction with Solar 2013

AIA Fellows: Fellowship is an honor bestowed by the American Institute of Architects on architects who have made outstanding contributions to the profession through design excellence, contributions in the field of architectural education, or to the advancement of the profession
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