Wayne J. Bingham Designer

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Wayne is focused on assisting owner builders to plan, design and construct their straw bale homes. Previous experience includes Building Program Director for the State of Utah for ten years and private architectural practice for 20 years, locally and in firms on the east and west coasts. He was instrumental in developing and building the AIA Habitat For Humanity house in 1998, past President of AIA Salt Lake, Chairperson, Design for Life Workshops for two years, Chairperson, AIA Committee on the Environment, Member and Chairperson Uniform Building Codes Commission and a columnist for the Deseret News weekly article "City Scape."

He has made presentations on sustainable environments to Utah State University, University of Utah, American Institute of Architects, Bioneers, High School Environmental Classes, and the Sundance Nature Center . He is recipient of four architectural design awards and a 1997 Governor's award for Energy Efficiency in State Facilities. His work has been published in the Salt Lake Tribune, Intermountain Contractor, Deseret News, Nikkei Architecture, Utah Holiday Magazine, Utah Architect Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Popular Science.

He has conducted strawbale workshops for the Logan Greenhouse, the Ogden Nature Center and the Wasatch Community Gardens in Salt Lake City for a greenhouse in October 2004. In addition he has co-authored three books: Small Strawbale, Strawbale House Plans and The Natural Timber Frame House.

Wayne and his wife, Colleen, spent a year and a half with Bill and Athena Steen at the Canelo Project working on various strawbale construction projects and workshops along with work on strawbale design. They are now building their own strawbale home in Teton Valley, Idaho, along with photographing and studying indigenous architecture and sustainable living practices.

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