Back in May 2010, 22 grad students from the University of Colorado Denver started planning Maxine Begay's new home and then started construction on it in September. This is the first semester a student group outside of the University of Utah designed and built a house on the Navajo Nation and the results were just as successful.
Every year we show the latest work of DesignBuildBLUFF, where architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver "design and build a sustainable homes on the Navajo reservation. In doing so, we don’t just create a home for a family in need. We create better, more compassionate architects for the betterment of our entire community." They won our 2011 Best of Green Award and Peoples' Choice awards and have been perennial favorites.