Friday, May 04, 2007

May 10: D.C. modernist to speak at Odegard
Architect Travis Price, author of the book The Archaeology of Tomorrow, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Odegard, 210 North Second St., Minneapolis.

Price, a Washington, D.C. modernist, was one of the early adopters of green architecture. He designed headquarters for the Tennessee Valley Authority, placed a wind machine in Manhattan and joined the Carter administration as an alternative energy consultant in the 1970s.

Archaeology News says Price doesn't endorse every "sustainable" project: "He’s sharply critical of architects who cloak otherwise wasteful and inefficient designs in eco-friendly garb -- lumber-guzzling log cabins, for instance -- as well as well-meaning greenies who turn out boring, derivative structures."

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