Best of Green 2011
We certainly don’t need another reason to give props to DesignBuildBLUFF (DBB) but we’re happy to have one. TreeHugger.com recently awarded them the 2011 Best of Green Award for Best Student Architecture Work. This just days after they took the Readers’ Choice Award in the same category.
“Green” doesn’t begin to describe the efforts going on at DesignBuildBLUFF. Their mission is to realize architecture that nurtures the spirit and improves the lives of all who experience it.
Each year, their design and building pros mentor architecture students by providing them hands-on experience in sustainable design and social responsibility. To date, 150+ students have gone through the course and eight homes and three community projects have been built on the Navajo Reservation in southeastern Utah. Another five homes are planned for 2011.
This program provides benefits on a number of levels:
- All homes are built to have zero environmental impact.
- At the end of construction, the homes are given to a Navajo family at no cost to the family.
- And ideally, the students will take their green building skills and social awareness with them into the workplace.
It might seem a little self-aggrandizing to turn this achievement our way but, hey, it’s our blog! 3form is proud to be a longtime supporter of DesignBuildBLUFF. We donate building materials, volunteer labor, and financial support – and are thrilled to do so. In fact, we’re even offering a beautiful token of appreciation. Purchase a 3form Reclaim Bowl and we’ll donate 100 percent of the proceeds to DBB!