Nicky Rhodes

Interdisciplinary designer with an academic background in the intersections of architecture, society, and the environment, and a foundation in the arts. I strive to craft spaces that connect people with their community, their ecosystem, and themselves.

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Bill's Burrow

TAMAQUA, PA – The Tamaqua Sustainability Project is an emerging experimental architecture hub I'm helping develop. The first structure on the site is Bill's Burrow, an off-grid, solar-passive, 'Earthship'-style home. I coordinated an educational building workshop.

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  • WORK IN PROGRESS The Tamaqua Sustainability Project (TSP) is an emerging experimental architecture hub located on 18 mountainous acres. I am helping build Bill's Burrow, the first off-grid, solar-passive, 'Earthship'-style home on the site. The structure uses natural and reclaimed materials.

    As a Project Coordinator with TSP, I conceived of, organized, and led a 12-person, weekend-long educational construction workshop focused on building walls with glass bottle bricks.

    Participants learned how to clean, cut, assemble, and install bottle bricks.

    Participants learned how to clean, cut, assemble, and install bottle bricks.

    Participants learned how to clean, cut, assemble, and install bottle bricks.