Field Notes

  • SOARING HAWK (in progress)

  • Design Build Adventure is collaborating with wonderful Laura Toups

    to continue to design and build the Soaring Hawk Ranch.

    Soaring Hawk Ranch is located 23 miles south of Marathon, Texas.

    The nearest hardware store in an hour and half away in Alpine, 
    and that is if you make through the Border Patrol station

    During the winter and spring of 2010, we had two "adventures"
    for a total of 20 days to pour footings, and build 4 steel sheds of recycled oil stem pipe,
     and corrugated Galvalum ,  

    Design Build
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    POSTED ON: April 23rd, 2010
  • World Premiere Citizen Architect SOLD OUT

  • The first interview with Sambo Mockbee for what eventually became CITIZEN ARCHITECT,
    was shot in 1999.   11 years later, or last night!, the movies Premiered to a sold out crowd 
    at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.

    It was very exciting to watch the movie on the big screen with big sound , 

    and even more to stand up fro the "Q and A" and see all these pretty faces looking back at us , 

    Thank you all who attended last nights screening, and to all you that 
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    POSTED ON: March 18th, 2010
  • Design Build Adventure (Sonora Mexico)


    A 2006 film by Samuel Wainwright Douglas documents my fourth trip
    to Cocorit, Sonora, Mexico to work on a house that was designed and built
    with classmates from the University of Texas at Austin.

    This fourth adventure was funded by a keg party the night before  – 

    and chronicles our struggle to communicate in Spanish how much 
    we loved the food we were eating /  and the thing we were learning , 

    Jake Xerxes Fussell on the shovel , and guitar 
    and the man singing, We met him there, and
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    POSTED ON: February 22nd, 2010
  • Lance Armstrong Bikeway (Tunnel)

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    The Lance Armstrong Bikeway (LAB) is a 6 mile crosstown bikeway – 

    I was commissioned with Robert Gay (Thoughtbarn) and Leah Davis in 2005 (ish) 
    by the City of Austin Art in Public places to design and build the “integrated artwork” 
    for the bikeway.   There are 30 something elements along the 6 miles including this 
    “tunnel”, several benches, several solar light “signs”, and some paint applications
    on the roadway .    
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    POSTED ON: February 16th, 2010


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