Spirit of Place

Each year, CUArch, in conjunction with Travis Price Architects, creates a unique Spirit of Place |Spirit of Design Design-Build Program. In this program, students travel to remote sites throughout the world to construct environmentally sensitive structures that are culture and place specific.

The design elective is offered every spring semester, and the build expedition is offered in the summer.  While students can take either course, it is highly recommended that they take both the Spring Design and the Summer Build. 

The Kalavalakheto in Helsinki, Finland
"The Kalavalakheto" in Helsinki, Finland
Summer 2015: Ireland,
"The Procession of the Souls"
Awards/Recognitions: ibp Pride of Place 2015


County Mayo, Ireland: The Crossing
Summer 2014: County Mayo, Ireland: "The Crossing"
Awards/ Recognitions: Best Design in Tourism Award, Ireland 2015
National AIA Award with IFRAA 2015
Award of Merit in Architecture in 2015 Washington Chapter AIA Awards Program

Ireland, Tale of the Tongs
Summer 2013: Ireland, "Tale of the Tongs"
Award/ Recognition: National AIA Award with IFRAA 2014
Award of Merit in Architecture in 2014 Washington Chapter AIA Awards Program


Travis Price, FAIA
Adjunct Professor