20th Anniversary Workshop and Lecture

Celebrating 20 Years of DesignBuildUTAH

Workshop, Exhibition and Lecture

We’ve prepared a vibrant array of events based on various themes and interests, so everyone is invited to participate and contribute! These events offer a community-oriented atmosphere where neighbors, families, and children of all ages can feel welcomed and engaged. It’s also a perfect opportunity to preserve and celebrate cross-generational traditions and skills, through storytelling and cooking. Join us for moments of creativity, learning, and fun—experience the joy of connecting with others and become part of something truly special. Gather your friends and family for an unforgettable experience!

Workshops

Giant Reed Flute-Making Workshop

Workshop #1

Date

Mar 23, 2024 at 4:00pm

Location

“Turquoise” in Bluff (part of the Bluff Community Foundation)

Join us at the delightful “Turquoise” in Bluff (part of the Bluff Community Foundation) for a traditional Japanese flute-making workshop led by the master craftsman, Shuhou Sakurai. Embrace the opportunity to dive into the universal joy of music and sound under the guidance of Shuhou, who is renowned for his handmade flutes. The lecture promises to captivate audiences of all ages, from children to adults, as they immerse themselves in the exploration of the flute’s origins.

Instructor

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Participation Fee

$10
To participate in this workshop only, a fee of $10 is required.
If you are also taking part in the construction project, an additional event participation fee applies for the day. During the construction project, you can get hands-on and engage in creative activities. Those joining the project will need to pay the event fee in addition to the workshop participation fee.

Number of participants

Limited to 30 people

Musical Performance in Bluff Town with Hand-crafted flute by Shuhou Sakurai

Workshop #2

Date

March 31, 2024, at 4:00 PM

Location

To Be Announced

🌟 Concert with Instruments Crafted by You

Experience the profound realm of music with the melodic sounds of flutes crafted by your own hands in this workshop. To participate in the performance, you must take part in our bamboo flute-making workshop.

The unique sounds emanating from each individually crafted flute promise to resonate with a special kind of magic. Accompanied by local musicians joining the performance, expect the communal joy akin to a local festival!

The concert will take place during the dinner party on the final day. The beautiful tones produced by the flutes crafted by all participants will fill the venue with a warm ambiance. Alongside flute performances, we have invited numerous musicians to celebrate the conclusion of our two-week event with a fun and festive dinner. Come together to showcase and celebrate the fruits of your creative efforts.

Touch music, create it, and play it. Why not join us in sharing the joy of music and crafting wonderful memories together?

Dive into this creative and joyful time and immerse yourself in the beauty of music!

Instructor

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Participation Fee

Free

Number of participants

Only available to those who have participated in the Giant Reed Flute-Making Workshop

Come be a part of the grand finale where your craftsmanship meets music, community, and celebration. Secure your spot and let the symphony of DIY flutes serenade the senses!

Sushi Rolling Workshop with Minowa Rice Field

Workshop #3

Date

March 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Location

Firemesa Community Kitchen in the Town of Bluff

🌾 Learn the Art of Sushi Rolling with Rice Farmers, the Minowas

Join us at the Firemesa Kitchen, a product of the DBU 2018 Project, to make sushi rolls hand in hand with a couple of rice farmers. Through this workshop, you’ll have the chance to appreciate the importance of agriculture from various perspectives and forge a new connection with nature.

Why not spend a nourishing time both for body and soul, relishing the joy of nurturing food with your own hands and discovering how our meals are created?

Join us for a workshop that celebrates the journey ‘from soil to table,’ and rediscover the significance of food. 🍚

After the fun hands-on experience in the workshop, it’s time for a potluck-style dinner. Bring along the sushi you’ve made, and share it with others! There’s a special joy in sharing the sushi you’ve crafted with friends. Savor samples of various sushi brought by everyone, and enjoy a moment of fellowship and deeper connections.

Instructor

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Participation Fee

$35
To participate in this workshop only, a fee of $35 is required.
If you are also taking part in the construction project, an additional event participation fee applies for the day. During the construction project, you can get hands-on and engage in creative activities. Those joining the project will need to pay the event fee in addition to the workshop participation fee.

Number of participants

Limited to 10 people

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the delightful world of sushi making with the Minowas. Remember, the spots are limited, so get ticket soon for a chance to turn rice into works of art and share them with fellow enthusiasts at dinner.

Exhibitions

Special Exhibition at Cow Canyon Coffee with Kinya Maruyama

Exhibition #1

Date

March 22, 2024, at 6:00 PM

Location

Cow Canyon Coffee, Bluff

Discover the Depths of Creativity Through a Sketchbook

Join us for an exhibition at Cow Canyon Coffee, where we will unveil the sketchbooks of Kinya Maruyama. Dive into conversations about the role of sketching and creativity for him, featuring a selection of his distinguished works.

📓 A Lifetime of Observation Through Sketching

Kinya Maruyama is not only known for his architectural works but also as a profound chronicler through his sketches. His sketchbooks encapsulate a lifetime of observations, serving as a precious collection of his creative moments.

This is your invitation to step into the realm of creation–to touch with your hands, to see with your eyes, and to feel with your heart. Through Maruyama’s detailed sketchbooks, you just might find your next burst of inspiration.

We eagerly await your participation!

Instructor

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Participation Fee

Free
The pizza party dinner accompanying this exhibition is open to everyone. Bring along your homemade dish or drink to share.

Number of participants

Everyone is welcome

Experience Joe Pachak's Atelier Tour

Exhibition #2

Date

March 24, 2024, at 6:00 PM

Location

Joe Pachak's Atelier

🎨 Gallery Opening Tour Inspired by Joe Pachak’s Long-Standing Experience with Art and Community

Join us for a celebratory tour marking the grand opening of Joe Pachak’s atelier, where you will engage in discussions about art, community, and archaeology, rooted in his extensive experience spanning over three decades. The exhibit showcases a curated selection from his wide-ranging portfolio, providing detailed narratives behind each artwork.

Delve into his passion and immersion in materials as the lecture promises an empathetic exploration from an artist’s perspective, fostering a profound connection to culture and landscapes.

Be part of this unique tour and spend a day feeling the pulse of art and nature. This is a rare opportunity to directly perceive the stories and the passion behind the works from Joe Pachak’s perspective.

Don’t miss out on this adventure brimming with creativity! 🖌️🏞️

Instructor

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Participation Fee

Free
The potluck-style dinner that follows the tour is open for all to join, so please bring along your own homemade dish or drink.

Number of participants

Everyone is welcome

DesignBuildUTAH: Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation – A Special Exhibition

Exhibition #4

Date

April 5, 2024, at 5pm

Location

AIA Utah Office
Address: 280 400 W #150, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Event details
To Be Announced.
Immerse yourself in the pioneering spirit of DesignBuildUTAH as we celebrate two decades of architectural brilliance and collaborative construction. This special exhibition will chart the journey of innovation and hands-on learning that has shaped the built environment in Utah.

Instructor

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Participation Fee

Free

Number of participants

Everyone is welcome

Lecture and Fun

Night School Special Lecture: Saido Higuchi "From Site Planning to Creating Spaces" (Tentative Title)

Lecture and fun #1

Date

March 28, 2024, at 6:00 PM

Location

Cedar Hall within the Bluff Campus

An Evening Under the Stars: Delving into the Essence of Landscape Artistry

Join us at the Cedar Hall in the Design Build Utah Campus for a captivating lecture entitled “From Site Planning to Creating Spaces” (Tentative). Saiji Higuchi, a renowned Japanese landscape designer, will share insights from his projects in Japan and his experiences with the Bluff Project. Known for his works dedicated to the art of harmony in garden creation, Higuchi’s designs deeply understand the delicate balance between nature and human intervention, bringing life to spaces.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join an inspiring event that will illuminate the art of garden creation under the night sky!

Learn how beautiful gardens are conceived and get a glimpse into their secrets.

Instructor

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Participation Fee

Free
This event will be followed by a potluck-style dinner open to all attendees. Please bring along your homemade dish or drink to share.

Number of participants

Everyone is welcome

Discussion Event: "What is Design-Build Education?"

Lecture and fun #3

Date

March 30, 2024, at 6:00 PM

Location

Cedar Hall within the Bluff Campus

🎉 Celebrating 20 Years of Design-Build in the Midwest

Join us at Cedar Hall in the Design Build Utah (DBU) campus for a lecture celebrating “20 Years of Design-Build Workshops”. We’ll reminisce on the paths carved by DBU alumni, sharing stories of past projects and the impact they’ve had both personally and professionally.

🌟 Engage with Alumni and Reflect on Their Experiences

Participants will have the chance to ask questions and reflect upon the experiences of the alumni. This will be a valuable evening for deepening knowledge and fostering connections through insightful stories and practice-based epiphanies.

Discover the tangible effects that DBU projects have had on the world as told by the alumni themselves. It’s an opportunity to celebrate past achievements while appreciating the contributions that creative activities have on personal growth.

Experience the passion and creativity birthed from the fusion of architecture and education. Don’t miss this special evening commemorating a 20-year journey!

Step into this milestone event and get inspired by the journey of design and education. 🏗️🎓

Presenters

To Be Determined

Participation Fee

Free
This event will be followed by a potluck-style dinner open to all attendees. Please bring along your homemade dish or drink to share.

Number of participants

Everyone is welcome