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Jack Travis

Adjunct Professor; SCPS Lecturer

Jack Travis

Travis (FAIA, NOMAC) established his namesake design studio in June of 1985, working on more than 100 projects of varying scope and size; the firm has completed several residential interior projects for clients such as Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, and John Saunders of ABC Sports; commercial and/or retail interiors clients have included Giorgio Armani SPA, Cashmere Cashmere of New York, and the Sbarro family; Travis encourages investigation into black history, where appropriate, and includes forms, motifs, materials, and colors that reflect this heritage in his work; travel throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and to West and South African countries has given Travis a most unique focus; Travis is also an adjunct professor of interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology; in 1992, Travis edited African American Architects: In Current Practice, the first publication to profile the work of black architects in the United States; in 2004, he received his fellowship in the AIA, and in 2006 was inducted into the Council of Elders of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the highest honor that each organization bestows upon its individual members.

B. Arch., Arizona State University 1977

M. Arch., University of Illinois 1978