ecosa institute summer workshop
environmental design/alternative construction materials and methods (june 2009)
ECOSA Institute Prescott, Arizona
To broaden my horizons, I ventured out to Arizona for a four week intensive sustainability workshop on alternative construction and design techniques. The workshop included field trips to sustainable architecture and manufacturing sites, class lectures on design techniques and considerations, and hands-on building using various alternative materials. Personal side trips to Taliesin West and the Grand Canyon were also included.
Materials used in hands-on construction included straw bales, rammed and poured earth, cob, adobe, earth plaster, and recycled/reclaimed materials.
Location: Prescott, Arizona