Field Notes

  • FLASH POST

  • ACVB
    Signed, sealed and delivered! The DBA crew installed a collection of custom furnishings for the new Austin Visitors Center. Thanks to Runa Workshop, the architectural firm behind the center, for allowing us to be a part of this very cool project.

    Custom Table
    We completed the second iteration of a custom-designed dining table with a steel base and white stone top. Designed by Adrian and Jack, the table now graces the dining room of a private residence in Houston.

    Camp Heavy Metal
    Our third Camp Heavy Metal benefitting … Keep Reading→


    POSTED ON: June 26th, 2014
  • Yoga and Welding Roundup

  • Earlier in March, we hosted our first-ever (and sold-out!) “Camp Design Build Adventure Presents Yoga and Welding.” This one-day workshop took place on a Saturday and embraced the theme of “Practicing your practice.”

    Our adventure began with Kate Campbell leading a relaxing meditation on the front porch. She then took the participants through a hearty session of Vinyasa Flow, where the participants learned to test the boundaries of their comfort zones and focus their minds on the present moment.

    After yoga, we all gathered on the back porch for a … Keep Reading→


    POSTED ON: March 19th, 2014
  • VOODOO MUSIC + ART EXPERIENCE 2013

  • Eleven members of the Design Build Adventure crew headed east to the Big Easy this past November for the Voodoo Music & Art Experience, a three-day festival that, over the years, has drawn more than 450 bands and 1 million music fans to New Orleans city park.

    This year, as Voodoo celebrated its 15th birthday, Design Build Adventure was hired to create the site plan for and then manage the festival’s general admission and VIP camping areas. On the technical side, this entailed mapping out electrical and plumbing and … Keep Reading→


    POSTED ON: December 13th, 2013
  • A Look Back: Adventure in Heavy Metal

  • This fall, we hosted our second-ever Design Build Adventure in Heavy Metal, benefitting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). It promised tons of adventure from the moment it began. The 2.5-day workshop kicked off in the midst of a severe thunderstorm that caused flash flooding all over greater Austin.

    But the downpour wasn’t enough to stop our 11 adventurers from showing up to embark on a weekend of collaboration, creative thinking, and plenty of music, food and fun.

    After receiving sketchbooks, safety glasses, earplugs and bandanas, the adventurers gathered … Keep Reading→


    POSTED ON: November 5th, 2013
  • CAMP HEAVY METAL // SEPT. 20-22

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    On Sept. 20-22, 2013, we’ll host a Design-Build Adventure in Heavy Metal at the Design Build Adventure studio in Hornsby Bend, just nine miles east of Austin on FM 969. Five acres of Central Texas prairieland — marked by sprawling pecan trees, a campfire pit, main house and tool shop — will serve as the setting for all activities.

    This adventure promises to be a weekend of creative exploration and engaging conversation among people who enjoy learning, getting their hands dirty and just having a good time. Adventurers will … Keep Reading→


    POSTED ON: July 31st, 2013


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Design Build Adventure

Weld, swim, eat, drink, hike, at amazing Texas ranchDon't miss the opportunity to get outside, get your hands dirty and explore the outdoors in an exciting new way. Join Explore Ranches Design Build Adventure and Dan Dyer in partnership with Tecovas and YETI at Cowboy Camp at Hudsepth River Ranch. The weekend activities will take place at the headwaters of the Devils River from October 4-6. Participants will get to swim, weld a special design project to assist in the open-fire cooking for Saturday night's dinner, enjoy a special drink from Garrison Brothers Distillery, listen to live music and so much more. Use the link below to register today. Only three tickets left!
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