Travis Bell

Assistant Professor

Master of  Architecture, University of Washington, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Portland State University, 2000

Travis is Assistant Professor in Sustainable Design in the School of Architecture. Travis's primary interest lies in making architecture that is in closer alignment with the natural patterns of our environment. This primary interest grounds a research, teaching and design agenda focused on appropriate material choice, the prioritization of authentic craftsmanship, passive systems design, adapted historical technologies, Critical Regionalism and temporary architectural solutions.

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Recent blog post

July 28, 2015 3:47pm

What can a team of architecture students make with 435 giant cardboard tubes? If you’re an architecture student at Portland State University, and you are lucky enough to be working on the design-build team for the new Treeline Stage for the 2015 Pickathon music festival (opening Thursday, July 30 in Happy Valley, Oregon), the answer is simple: Make a temporary, minimal-waste performance venue that will host 17 bands during the festival weekend and will leave nary a trace once the event is over.