A neither/nor proposition…

Fall’s mold or sage’s bloom, or the Idaho forest fires’ smoke — hay fever season — has my sinuses  in a vise grip, forcing drainage to full flow.  So I wonder, as always, as every autumn it thunders into my skull on massive buffalo hooves like clockwork, like the springtime turkey buzzards’ return to Bluff ...

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Rain house

Design Build Bluff is well under way on this semester’s project, Rain House.  We are a full house this semester with 20 students from UC Denver and 2 from Southern Utah University Engineering department.  This collaboration of universities has been an exciting adventure for our program.   This semester’s recipient is Lorraine Toney and her ...

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Little Water

Design Build Bluff is excited to announce the completion of Little Water, its 13th house. The home was completed this past May of 2012. The crew of 12 University of Utah student’s named Little water after the surrounding region. Recipients of this semester’s build were Ben and Sara Jones. Little Water is a unique addition to the ...

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No Better Way to Learn

  When family and friends ask about the DesignBuild Bluff experience, I answer them by saying “I’ve learned more in the past four weeks of construction than I have the previous two years of lecture.” My statement is not intended to be an insult to my classes at the University of Colorado Denver, instead it ...

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A Transformation

I suspect that years from now, I will view my experience with DesignBUildBLUFF as one of the most influential of my adult life. Of course, I knew that the semester would be a good one before I even got to Bluff – I would be working outdoors with good people for a good cause, and ...

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