The following Cal-Earth alumni names and photos are a small sample of the alumni from Cal-Earth, and a start in presenting to our visitors the work that many individuals and organizations are doing after taking the apprenticeship course with Nader Khalili. The people and projects we have chosen are not necessarily the largest or most fanciful, nor are they the best known of our students, but these are the persons who have sent photos of their work and stayed in touch during their evolving journey. We know them to be impassioned individuals who have made the most of the knowledge that they have learned and are now taking it all over the world with site specific variations. We have tried to include varied examples of buildings from the more sophisticated domed clusters and large vaulted homes, to humble backyard emergency shelters and playful landscaping. We hope that this page will continue to grow as alumni write and add photographs, to provide inspiration and contact information for others who wish to build with earth, in the service of humanity and the environment.
|Journeymen and Journeywomen|
Cal-Earth sent alumni and distance learning training to help the earthquake victims in the Himalayas region of Pakistan and India in late 2005-2006.
In co-operation with the local SASI foundation refugees and local NGOs learned how to build Superadobe emergency shelters and recieved the bags build in the earthquake destroyed areas.
Khurram Schroff and Shahid Malik Shahid,
Fondation pour L'Architecture, Brussels.
"Alter Architecture" exhibition Emergency Shelter prototype
Hooman Fazly team leader
Domo Rosa Residence
Djalal and Shahla Sherafat
Omtones Healing Center, Hornby Island, Canada
Uplift Investments Llc.
Michelle Queyroy, project manager
MEG Foundation orphanage, Puri, Orissa
Herbal Farm Center Prototype
Built by local people for Anandamarga
Representative architect Hamid Irani
Baninajar Refugee Camp
15 temporary domed dwellings, Built by the Refugees
Casa De La Madre Tierra
near Cabo San Lucas, Baja
2,300 sq. ft. private residence
Vaulted House, 1,600 sq. ft. private residence
Giovanni Panza, Don Graber, Craig Cranic, and the Yaqui People of Sarmiento
Yaqui Community Center
John LaFrance, Tana Lehr, John Mitchell, Joel Janka, Richard Mutch
Lumbini Gardens Community
Built by the nuns.
Las Casitas; Colleen Lassegard and Anna Hoyle
Training Project for migrant Farmworkers in California, USA
Stephen Gates, Eric Birkhauser
landscaping in Southern California
landscaping in Northern California
Artists' Retreat, Joshua Tree, Calif.
Gary and Tommie Wright,
Wright Residence (double Eco-Dome), Yucca Valley, Calif.
Construction supervision: Hooman Fazly
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