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Design is everywhere and out there for everyone to see. Design Talks was created as a way for professional designers and the public to engage in a discussion around topics concerning design in our community. By popular demand we will now host Design Talks quarterly in the months of January, April, July and October stay tuned for topic discussions.
Next Design Talks: Rammed Earth Construction with Dr. Steve Burroughs
Wednesday, April 26 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Sioux Falls Design Center.
Visiting scholar, Dr. Steve Burroughs, from the University of Canberra, Australia, will discuss the history and methods of rammed earth construction. Dr. Burroughs will also discuss the important research on this form of sustainable architecture made by Dr. Ralph Patty at SDSU during the 1920s and 1930s.
Rammed earth construction is an ancient form of architecture used all over the world. It is both sustainable and thermodynamic, and unlike adobe, can be used in humid climates. Dr. Patty was the first in the US to approach this building technique with scientific research methods. He tested soil compositions, construction techniques, and skin treatments. His research is the basis for modern rammed earth construction techniques. Follow the link to read more about Dr. Steve Burroughs: https://www.drsteveburroughs.com.au/
Design Talks: The Cities We Plan vs. The Cities We Build - October 3, 2016
Moderator: Joe Batcheller
Panelists: Angela Boersma, John Riker and Zach DeBoer
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