Announcing Earth USA 2015


Earth USA 2015 is the Eighth International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials initiated by Earth USA
. The conference organizer is Adobe in Action.

The formal conference will take place from Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Sunday afternoon and Monday, October 5th will be dedicated to tours of local earthbuilding sights of interest. The conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Art in the St. Francis Auditorium (107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501). Earth USA 2015 indicates a wider field of interest than previous conferences and will include adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder will be considered.

Tentative Earth USA 2015 Activities

  • Three days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials (Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4, 2015).
  • A two-day trade fair which will coincide with the first two podium presentation days listed above.
  • Tours to local earthbuilding sites in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday afternoon (October 4) and Monday, October 5, 2015.
  • Pre-conference earthbuilding workshops are being planned throughout the month of September by various organizations. Additional post-conference workshops will held after the conference throughout the month of October.

Are you an AIA member architect?

24 AIA/CES credits (LU|HSW) will be available for Earth USA 2015! Adobe in Action (the official organizer of Earth USA 2015) is an Approved Continuing Education Systems Provider through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). More details about receiving AIA/CES credits for Earth USA 2015 can be found here.