Harrison Lecture: Jack Travis

April 3, 2020
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

About this event

As part of its spring Harrison Lecture Series, Mississippi State's School of Architecture is welcoming New York-based interior designer, architect, author and educator Jack Travis for a free presentation. 

Established in June 1985, Travis's namesake design studio has completed projects for such clients as film director Spike Lee, actor Wesley Snipes, John Saunders of ABC Sports, and fashion retailer Giorgio Armani. Currently, Travis is working on the flagship exhibition for the Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar, Senegal.

Travis encourages investigation into black history and culture where appropriate in his work and includes forms, motifs, materials and colors that reflect this heritage. He has evolved Ten Principles for Black Cultural Design Investigation toward that aim. In recent years, Travis has broadened his interests beyond cultural content strategies to sustainable environmental design methodologies, alternative educational practices such as a community design studio, and the entrance of more students of color in academia and the profession.

In 1977, Travis received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Arizona State University and in 1978 a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. In 2004, he received an AIA Fellowship and 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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Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium at Giles Hall - 899 Collegeview St., Mississippi State, MS 39762
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Hans Herrmann
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The Harrison Lecture Series is sponsored through a generous gift by Freda Wallace Harrison and Dr. Robert V.M. Harrison, FAIA, FCSI.