AASW 2005 Conference And Call For Papers

The Third Annual Adobe Conference of the Adobe Association of the Southwest Celebrating the Work of Simone Swan will take place May 20, 21 and 22, 2005 in El Rito, New Mexico on the campus of Northern New Mexico Community College in Cutting Hall Auditorium. It adjoins the two-story South Dorm and Cafeteria forming a stately adobe complex. Information on the Association and the previous conferences can be found at: http://www.adobeasw.com/

Call for Papers Schedule:

November 22, 2004: Abstracts due. One page, 8-1/2 x11, maximum
December 10, 2004: Notification of acceptance
February 22, 2005: Full paper due. (7-page maximum including graphics)

Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes to answer questions. Time limits will be carefully monitored. The host institution can handle 2×2 slides in Carousels, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations and overheads. Submit abstracts to Quentin Wilson, Speakers Committee, PO Box 160, El Rito, NM 87530; 505-581-4130 fax or qwilson@mail.nnmcc.edu as an attachment or email body. Final papers preferred in pdf format.

Topics of special interest are:

Affordable adobe construction
Thermal properties of earthen materials
Physical properties of earthen materials including seismic considerations
Historical buildings of note especially in the United States
Historical builders, developers, architects or designers worldwide
New projects: architecture, adobe art and design
Adobe education
Manufacture and supply of adobe and related construction materials

Conference Schedule:

Friday, May 20, 2005 11AM to 1PM Registration
1:30PM to 4:30PM Session I
5PM to 6:30PM Dinner
7PM to 9PM Social Hour
Saturday, May 21, 2005 9:30AM to 12M Session II
1:30PM to 5PM Tour
7PM to 9PM Session III
Sunday, May 22, 2005 9:30AM to 12M Session IV

The Conference registration cost is $60; $30 for speakers. This year, speakers will be responsible for their own room and board costs. Northern New Mexico Community College has dorm rooms, suites, and a cafeteria available at very reasonable prices. Contact us for conference registration, college reservations or local hotel/motel contacts at 877-806-2987 or email info@adobeasw.com

Charles Sturt University at Thurgoona

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Rammed earth buildings at Charles Sturt University at Thurgoona will be listed for heritage protection under a draft heritage plan released for public debate. Unlike most heritage items, the innovative, award-winning buildings have been built over the past eight years and some are still under construction. Download a .pdf outlining the specifications of the buildings at Charles Sturt University