Adobe USA 2005 Conference Archive


The 3rd Annual Adobe Conference - May 20, 21 and 22, 2005. This conference honored the work of Simone Swan.

Adobe USA 2005 Final Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005

11AM to 1PM Registration

1:30PM to 4:30 PM Session I

Jean Fulton, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Santa Fe, NM, Volunteerism and the Socorro Mission Preservation Project

Francisco Uvina Contreras, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Santa Fe, NM and Luis Fernando Guerrero Baca, PhD., Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco, Mexico, Adobe Training in Aguas Calientes, Mexico.

Carl Rosenberg, San Cristobal, NM, Energy in Natural Building – Embodied and Operating

Mack Caldwell, Oklahoma University, Earthworks in China

5PM to 6:30PM Dinner

7PM to 7:40 PM Honors: Simone Swan

7:40PM to 8:30PM Special Presentation: Ronald Rael, School of Architecture, Clemson University, South Carolina, Yemen 2005

8:30PM to 9:30PM Social Hour

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005

9:30AM to 12N Session II

Patrick Taylor, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Santa Fe, NM, Plasters, Renderings and How They Work

Joaquin Karcher, One Earth Design, Taos, NM, Commonalities and differences between the European and the US Adobe Scenes

Antonio Guerrero Arzaga, Architect, Mexico, Alfonso Aguirre, Architect, Mexico, Restoration and adaptive reuse for the Hacienda de Sombreretillo

Richard Burt, PhD., Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, The Witchert Buildings of Buckinghamshire, England

1:30PM to 5PM Tutorials and Hands-on Demonstrations

Mark Chalom, Architect, Santa Fe, NM, Solar Adobe Tutorial

Joe Tibbets, The Adobe Builder, Sabinal, NM, The New Adobe Code Tutorial

Chuck Kondas, NM, Mud Plaster Spray Pump Demonstration

NNMCC Students, El Rito NM, Adobe Wall, Corner and Arch Tutorial

Pat Taylor, Santa Fe, NM, Lime Plaster

5PM to 6:30PM Dinner

7PM to 8PM Special Presentation: Quentin Branch, Rammed Earth Solar Homes, Inc., Oracle, AZ. An Extensive Portfolio of Rammed Earth

9PM to 9:00PM Social Hour-Films, Slide Shows and Re-Runs

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2005

9:30AM to 12N Session III

John Barton, Architect, Santa Fe & Ojo Caliente, NM Recent Projects

Carl Rosenberg, San Cristobal, NM, Building Science Basics for Adobe Building

Jorge Calderon-Trueba and Nubia Valles, Architects, Juarez/El Paso, Recent Projects

Ed Crocker, Crocker Ltd. Santa Fe, NM, Racing Alone: The Dangers of Regionalism Isolationism and Trade Secrets

Amer Rghei, PhD., Department of Architectural Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE, The Renovation of Earthen Settlements in North Africa: A Strategic Approach to Underground Heritage