Field Notes


  • This stage, which has been graced by the likes of Wanda Jackson, the Black Angels, Alejandro Escovedo, Dan Dyer, Phosphorescent, Patty Griffin and Amy Cook, just to name a few, can be erected and disassembled by 2-3 people. This project would not have happened without the hard work and input of Quentin Hughes, Lester Germanio, P.E. and John Davidson of Doe Fab Co.

    Check out the column-mounted cranes that lift the steel trusses into place.… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 26th, 2014

  • Another collaboration with Robert Gay of Thoughtbarn, this project’s limited budget encouraged resourcefulness, recycling, and paying the crew in beer.

    The venue needed a quick and inexpensive identity to mark new ownership. We transformed the existing front fence into a woven abstract banner. The varying shades of green in the 60-linear-foot fence are made from pallet strapping sourced entirely from the dumpster of one Austin lumber distributor.

    Over the years, Robert and Jack have continued to make installations at the Mohawk, including both stages, the wood wrap, the indoor … Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 20th, 2014

  • Design Build Adventure installed all of the shower curtain rods at San Antonio’s Hotel Havana. We also installed the BBIITT cut steel panels at the entrance and overhead in the elevator. We built steel shelves and tables throughout and behind the bar. And lastly, we stayed a couple nights while installing the breakfast table at OCHO.… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 20th, 2014

  • Using recycled Texas oil pipe, DBA made a series of tetrahedron bases to hold up O2 Treehouses’ sphere at the Zidell House. We also designed and built the floor, ramp and handrails.… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 20th, 2014

  • This outdoor dining and gathering space serves as an extension of the house, bringing the living space out into the desert landscape.

    The stars at night are big and bright…… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 20th, 2014


6 days ago

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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