African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 66

Feature Interview Growing up in Las Vegas, on the Westside (the Black neighbourhood for the entire town) I realized that the architects in our community were our parents and anyone who cared about the impact of the environment on those who lived there. Outside of the community, the only agency that really seemed to care and contribute to the betterment within, were the government agencies. The private sector forgot about us except when taking resources out of the neighbourhood was profitable for them. Click here to read the rest of the interview Holt Residence, Harlem, New York, 1998 Boxes by Jack Travis Architect Kalahari Condominiums, Harlem, New York City. Jack Travis Architect/Schwartz Architects, 2006. © L+M Development and Jack Travis