Earth USA 2017


Earth USA 2017
was the Ninth International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials initiated by Adobe in Action.

The formal conference took place from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference was held in the Alhambra Theater of the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Center (463 PASEO DE PERALTA SANTA FE, NM 87504). Earth USA 2017 indicated a wider field of interest than previous conferences and includes adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder was considered.

Earth USA 2017 Activities

  • Three days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials (Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017).
  • Friday evening Speaker Meet & Greet for all conference attendees sponsored by The Earthbuilders' Guild.
  • Tours to local earthbuilding sites of interest in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday afternoon (October 1) and Monday, October 2, 2017.
  • Post-conference earthbuilding workshops are being planned by Adobe in Action for early and mid-October.

24 AIA/CES credits (LU|HSW) were available for Earth USA 2017. Adobe in Action (the official organizer of Earth USA 2017) is an Approved Continuing Education Systems Provider through the American Institute of Architects (AIA).