Editor’s Choice 2017: A Study in Design/Build
This new home for a Navajo family blends traditional values with modern details and materials.
The 2017 Editor’s Choice Award goes to Design Build Bluff — the graduate architecture program at the University of Utah — for their Badger Springs house, a striking modern home that is sensitive to the traditions of its Navajo owners and the desert landscape. Designed and built by students on a shoestring budget, this home, like all Design Build Bluff projects, is the result of ingenuity and passion, and is as much a study in culture and social responsibility as it is a lesson in keen design.
If you love to design and build homes, and if you’d like to make a positive impact on the world, then this article may make you want to give up your career and go back to school for a graduate degree in architecture at the University of Utah, where each year the students design and build a custom home for a family of the Navajo…