Welcome to one of our last entries to the Design Build Bluff blog 2014. As exciting as this semester has been and how relieved we are that we have completed two cabins, that shall now be known as the Red Sand Cabins; Sunrise & Sunset. There is a slight sadness lingering around campus with the knowledge that this amazing experience is coming to a close. This past weekend we were grateful to have Rick Sommerfeld and Jesse Kuroiwa (UC Denver photographer and media director) come out to photograph our project. We got some great shots and are excited to see what Jesse has for us after post production. Many of us are here on campus finishing up paperwork, manuals and construction documents. We will be having our ceremony for giving the cabins officially over to the Mexican Water Chapter this coming Sunday and shortly after that we will be packing up to head back for Denver. Some of us with another semester before graduation and Robin who is graduating in just a few short days.
I would like to take this time to thank some of the people who were instrumental in making these cabins happen. First to our donors who donated materials or money; Arch Metal for the steel that was used all over the cabins; BIG – D Construction for their generous donation of wood, roofing, dry wall and much more; Jeanie Wyatt, Kelli & Harry Bettis, and Lance Rosetto from Pine, Colorado Ace Hardware for letting us reclaim their barn wood; MH Lighting for the great lighting; Mitch Levin for fabricating metal brackets for the countertops and benches; and Rustica Hardware for the beautiful barn sliding door hardware.
I would also like to thank Atsushi and Hiroko Yamamoto for their great guidance during the build, Jose Galarza for giving us this great opportunity and Rick Sommerfeld for helping us through our designs.
I am so glad that I was afforded this great experience and was able to share this with some great friends. We are all so proud of the work we have done and can’t wait to come back and stay in these cabins on our next visit back to Utah.
Here are some photos we got a few nights ago from the photo shoot. Enjoy!