Earth USA - Adobe in Action's Biannual Earthbuilding Conference


Earth USA is Adobe in Action's biannual, international conference on architecture and construction with earthen materials. The 3-day formal conference takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico and attracts presenters and attendees from around the world. The 2017 conference was attended by approximately 150 people representing 14 countries.

Earth USA indicates a wide field of interest in the earthbuilding world and includes adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder is considered. Conference activities include:

  • three days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials
  • a Friday Evening Reception for all conference attendees sponsored by The Earthbuilders' Guild
  • tours to local earthbuilding sites of interest in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • pre and post-conference earthbuilding workshops

The next conference - Earth USA 2019 - will be taking place in Santa Fe, NM. Please visit the Earth USA website for more information.

Earth USA 2017 group photo

Earth USA 2017 group photo