Living Future Symposium | 09.07.18

ArchNexus, International Living Future Institute, and Community Rebuilds hosted a half day symposium in Moab on regenerative design and the principles of the Living Building and Living Community Challenges

Pre-Design Phase Begins | 09.25.18


A partnership between Community Rebuilds and ArchNexus kicked off the official start to our LBC project

Project Registration | 10.15.18


Our project became the first full Living Building Challenge registered project in Utah

Biophilia Charrette | 10.26.18


A design Charrette for project stake holders kicked off the design phase of the project, Charrette outcomes are used to create a nature centered framework for the home design

End of Schematic Design | 12.05.18


Site layout and basic system designs agreed upon by the design team


Deconstruction Begins  | 02.08.19


Demolition and salvage of the existing bunk house began with a team of CR interns and alumni, much of the salvaged materials are being used on the LBC home and on the new CR campus

Phase 1 Construction Begins | 07.15.2019

Construction on the first two homes began on July 15th with the arrival of 16 new CR interns

Foundations Poured | 08.05.2019

Floor Stomp Party | 08.24.2019

Metal Roofs Completed | 09.04.2019

Straw Stacked | 09.06.2019

Blown Cellulose Install | 10.07.2019

Solar Installed | 10.30.2019

Exterior Plaster Competed | 11.05.2019

Lime Plaster Week| 11.18.2019

Stop Work Order Issued| 12.10.2019

Our partners at the USDA issued an unexpected stop work order on December 10th due to the discovery of incomplete paperwork regarding archaeology. This stop work happened right as we opened trenches to complete back up utility connections and site work for the next phase of homes. Artifacts have been found on our site before during other utility projects, therefore making sure we proceeded with caution and within the guidelines of our State Historic Preservation Office was of the utmost importance. In addition, during the design phase of this project we did our best to reduce the amount of digging needed in order to leave any archaeology undisturbed. 

First Semester Completed| 12.13.2019

After a surprising and sudden halt to construction just days before the end of our intern semester, our Fall 2019 interns checked out of the Bunkhouse on December 13th



Second Semester Began| 01.31.2020

Although we could not yet continue construction on the Projects at Mill Creek, our Spring 2020 semester began on January 31s


Resume Above Ground Construction| 02.24.2020

After two months of a full stop work order we were granted permission to resume above ground construction in order to complete the Phase 1 homes 


Second Semester End| 03.17.2020

With the outbreak of CoViD-19 growing rapidly, we made the decision to end our semester early so that our interns could return home or wherever they felt safe


Resume All Construction| 03.20.2020


After over three months we were granted permission to resume all work. CR staff and subcontractors were then able to fill in trenches and resume site work

Phase 2 Construction Begins| 04.14.2020

Above ground construction officially began with framing of the foundations in mid April 2020 after the completion of grading and house pads

Move in Phase 1 | 05.08. 2020

The first two homes are  completed and move in ready in May 2020

Performance Period | 09.2020 - 09.2021

LBC Certification requires a 12 month performance period to prove that the homes are energy and water positive


Targeted Certification | 09.2022

We hope to certify all four of our homes by September 2022