design Build Strawbale

Together as a member in a 20 student team we built an adobe strawbale house at the University of Michigan Biostation in Pellston, Michigan. During the school year we invested our time in learning a variety of sustainable building techniques and materials. Later, we shifted toward testing and planning elements such as box beams, a test wall, a usage for the building and a home theme. Our team contributed to a group blog during the build and our home was written about in UM news articles.

Our second build was constructed for Campus Farms at the University of Michigan as a dining area and conferences building located at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. in Ann Arbor, MI.


University of michigan biostation

University of michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens