University of Utah - Design Build Bluff

A nonprofit organization

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DesignBuildBLUFF is a local Utah non-profit organization that builds environmentally sustainable homes on the Navajo Nation reservation. Our work introduces first-year graduate students in architecture to the culture and history of Utah’s desert southeast, where they design and then themselves build a home for a deserving Navajo Family. 

The program exposes and encourages students to study the social implications of architecture, the appropriateness of alternative building methods, recycled materials, unknown and untried innovative solutions, and to soak up the knowledge, wisdom and motivation of visiting professionals. With a focus on physically building the homes they design and integrating sustainability into every facet of the project, our vision is to not just build a home for a family in need, but to build the architects the future deserves. 

With 100% of your donation going towards the building of a home, the gift you give today will give back for years to come. To learn more about the program and the homes we’ve built, please visit

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University of Utah - Design Build Bluff


U of U - College of Architecture + Planning
375 South 1530 East, Rm. 235AAC
Salt Lake City, UT 84112