Adobe USA 2004

The Second Conference


Date: May 21, 22 and 23, 2004
Location: Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito Campus
Organizer: Adobe Association of the Southwest

Adobe USA 2004 - Conference Schedule


Friday May 21, 2004
Session I: 1:30PM to 4:30PM

  • 1:30 to 2:00
    John Morony, Southwest Texas Junior College: “Adobe and Latent Heat; A Critical Connection”
  • 2:00 to 2:30
    Luis Fernando Guerrero Baca, Univ. Autonima Metropolitana, Xochimilco with Francisco Uvina Contreras, Cornerstones Community Partnerships: “Conserving Adobe Architecture at the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro”
  • 2:30 to 3:00
    Simone Swan, Santa Fe/Presidio: “My Working Relationship with Jesusita Jimenez, Master Mason”
  • 3:00 to 3:30
    Quentin Wilson, NNMCC: “Jacal y Fuerte, Wattle and Daub in NM”
  • 3:30 to 4:00
    Dean Sherwin, Philadelphia: “Heavy and Slow, the Thermal Properties of Thick Wall Construction”
  • 4:00 to 4:30
    Reid Hayashi and Kristina Orchard-Hays, El Prado, NM: “Monolithic Adobe: A Viable and Inexpensive Building Method for the Southwest”
  • 7:00 to 9:00PM
    Social Hour
    Steve Burroughs, PhD, Canberra, “Affordable Earth Construction,” and Quentin Wilson videos/slides will run in the background.

Saturday May 22, 2004
Session II: 9:30AM to 12:00PM

  • 9:30 to 10:00
    Mark Chalom, Santa Fe: “The Prisciantelli Home: Adobe Off the Grid”
  • 10:00 to 10:30
    Barbara Narici, Milan, Italy: “Raw Earth Architecture in Italy between Tradition and Actuality; Geologika and Mud Interiors as an Ancient Energy in Today’s Immaterial Life”
  • 10:30 to 11:00
    Susan Jerome, Mule Creek Adobe, Mule Creek, NM: “Community Building at the Mudpit”
  • 11:00 to 11:30
    Adel Fahmy, Cairo: “Old Traditions and New Improvements”
  • 11:30 to 12:00
    Mel Medina, The Adobe Factory, Alcalde, NM: “Horno Methods”
  • Tour 1:30 to 5:00PM
    Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu (1:30 to 2:30)
    Abiquiu Plaza (2:30 to 3:00)
    Pat Frazier Project (3:00 to 4:00)
    Mark Chalom Project, the Prisciantelli House (1:30 to 5:00)

Sunday May 23, 2004
Session III: 9:30AM to 12:00PM

  • 9:30 to 10:00
    Steve Safken, Arizona: “Adobe: Compressive Structures and Materials”
  • 10:00 to 10:30
    Arnie Valdez, San Luis, CO: “Adobe Education at UNM: Alternative Construction Methods and Materials”
  • 10:30 to 11:00
    Mack Caldwell, University of Oklahoma: “El Paso Solar Adobe Projects”
  • 11:00 to 11:30
    Steve Burroughs, PhD, Canberra, “Affordable Earth Construction”
  • 11:30 to 12:00
    Jorge Calderon-Trueba, El Paso/Juarez, “Border Projects”