A Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to educating, enabling and advancing adobe construction in California.


UPCOMING

Workshops

AiNS offers periodic classes and lectures in Southern California covering a variety of adobe related topics.

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JUNE 26 – MULTIPLE DATES

Making Adobe

A one-day hands introduction to the basics of adobe brick making, including soil sourcing and testing, form design, curing and stabilizers

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OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 20

Adobe Residency

The program takes you from foundation to roof of a small adobe structure over the course of the 4-week residency.

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From last year

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MEET THE

Instructors

Kurt and Ben met in 2006 at Northern New Mexico College. Through their shared passion for adobe, the desert, and green chile, they have collaborated on numerous adobe projects, including a dome, a vault, and several earthen ovens.

Kurt Gardella

Kurt has been teaching and building with adobe since 2006. He offers classes through Adobe in Action and at Santa Fe Community College.
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Ben Loescher

Ben is a licensed architect, founder of AiNS and principal of Loescher Meachem Architects in Los Angeles.
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