College of Letters & Science

Travis Olson

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Travis Olson

Travis Olson

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Ph.D. Student

Travis is an architectural historian interested in cultural history, material culture, and the built environment, with a specialization in American vernacular landscapes. His graduate research pertains to the intersection of architectural and environmental history as it pertains to health resort culture. His previous research has focused on the methodologies of architectural fieldwork and the ways in which scholars can broaden their approach to better ascertain historic lived experiences. Most recently he has worked for the City of Philadelphia as an architectural historian of the city’s parks and recreation properties, documenting, interpreting, and protecting that city’s historic buildings and landscapes.

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