Session 4: The Final Stretch

As we return for our last session, we become aware of the power of the landscape. The Bluff campus is covered in a blanket of green and the flowering trees signal the official end of winter. For us, this means we are in our final stage of  the building process. This week we have burned,… Read more »

Punch List

We have three days left and there is still a mile long “punch list” filled with all of the final details that need attention. Everyone seems to be working on something different, and every time you turn around there is something new in the house that makes it look that much more like a home…. Read more »

Meanwhile, in Bluff…

Front Porch Meeting Agenda: update construction documents, plan the final party, decide what to have for lunch.

Session 3: Dryed in

Cellulose blower issues can’t slow us down. Grinding team working on the concrete floors. A real house with a real shadow. Anya putting her back into the metal panel installation. Roof Team End of session 3: the house is dry and there are signs of a soffit.

Better Homes With Recycled Waste

According to Rachel Cusimano, graduate student at the University of Utah School of Architecture, building a residence called Little Water House helped her “let go of cultural biases and societal constraints with either a hammer or shovel in my hand … See all stories on this topic »

Salt Lake Buddhist temples have Protestant, Mormon roots

The Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, home to Utah's oldest and most continuous Buddhist congregation, is nestled into a crowded city block near the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. The building sits … "It's more Americanized architecture." …See all stories on this topic »

2012 Utah Preservation Conference

I am excited to be presenting at this years Preservation Conference entitled ‘From Mud to Mod’. My session will be this Friday, May 4th from 3:00pm-3:45pm and will be focused on Modernist buildings in Utah. For any in the Salt Lake area, it would be great to see you there. If you are able to… Read more »

Too Much History

I attended the Mayor’s Symposium on Friday Feb. 17th in the Granary District. For those that missed the Symposium I plan to write up a …