WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS PROGRAM
Post & beam and carpentry
Structural masonry using adobe bricks and mortars
Electrical and Plumbing Basics
Read Construction Drawings
Improve Your Design Abilities
WHAT MAKES KALU YALA SO SPECIAL?
We shape our buildings, and they in turn shape us.” Winston Churchill said this, but Kalu Yala made me believe it. Growing up in the suburbs of Houston I never recognized the profound impact of how the built environment shaped how I lived. – Austin
The Construction Arts Program builds a culture of confident builders and makers in the Kalu Yala community and send participants back out into the world with the ability to know they can help to create it. You will read construction drawings, learn materials procurement and management, gain serious skills in carpentry and masonry, along with the basics of plumbing and electrical, as well as learn to create and modify designs to make them more beautiful and functional.
Our 4 Education & Research Programs
Students and young professionals choose 1 of 4 Programs where they get to apply their passions in a real world environment. Participants attend lectures, create and conduct Independent Research Projects, and work as Research Assistant Interns in Faculty-Directed Research Projects.
In addition to choosing one of our four educational programs, prospective students will engage in weekly foundational sustainability courses with a dynamic and interdisciplinary focus.