University of Utah
The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning

375 S. 1530 E., Rm. 332 Arch
Salt Lake City, 84112
United States

Academic Organisation
established 2000


DesignBuildBLUFF is an award-winning graduate-level architecture program at the University of Utah focused on immersing students in hands-on cross-cultural experiences. Working in partnership with the Navajo community of San Juan County in the Utah Four Corners, students are given hands-on opportunities to design and build full-scale architecture. With an emphasis on sustainability and a respect for the unique social, cultural, and environmental needs of the region, students are encouraged to explore alternative building methods, unique materials, and innovative solutions.


Jose Galarza


Navajo Nation
Construction Methods/Techniques