|Announcing Papercrete Summer 2005 |
The creators of the 2005 Papercrete Summer invite you to experience papercrete building and architectural design classes led by Joyce Plath from Ecolodging, a design and planning firm in Arcata, CA. Joyce will share over twenty-five years of green design and development experience as well as her enthusiasm for building with
Papercrete is an innovative material utilizing up to 80% recycled paper in combination with clay, sand, and cement. It handles wet-dry cycles easily, resists mold, can be nearly fire proof, is an excellent insulator, and adds mass to a building as well. It is a great material for the Pacific Northwest as well as drier climates.
Beginning July 3, 2005, a papercrete building and design course will be offered in the Trinity Mountains of Northern California. This six-week course will offer hands-on papercrete building experience led by a skilled natural builder, integrated with a design studio offering an introduction to residential architecture and site planning.
Students may sign up for as little as one week, or even one weekend, but are encouraged to stay through the entire program to get maximum benefit, a reduction in fees and various internships. Engineering credit is available through Humboldt State University.
Interested architects, builders, and designers who will be in the Redding or Arcata, CA area this summer are invited to stop by for a visit. We are just twenty minutes off Highway 299 and have satellite internet.
For more info, call (707) 822-1860 or email email@example.com
Course Details: http://www.papercrete.ecolodging.org
Dates: July 3-August 12, 2005
Fees: $ 2400 six-week session
$ 475 one-week session (specify which weeks)
$ 150 weekend workshop (each weekend in June)
Non-refundable Deposit: $100 per week (due upon registration); $25 weekend workshop
HSU credit is an extra fee of $35 (to be paid on arrival at site)
Register by May 15 for Early Registration Discounts Below
Fees: $ 2250 six-week session
$ 450 one-week session
Internships also available to those registering by early registration deadline.
Class size is limited, so we expect full enrollment early.
Scholarships: Architecture students from developing countries will be given scholarships to reduce their fees to $120 per week (plus the $35 per unit if they wish to receive the one unit per week offered by HSU)