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PLAIN Design-Build

PLAIN is a design-build collective that constructs ordinary buildings from engineered lumber. It presents the pedagogy of “design-build” teaching as a means to challenge student’s expectations of the nature of architectural work.


PLAIN is based in the College of Architecture at UNL and provides architecture for non-profit organizations in the Midwest. It is a form of architectural education that applies the craft aphorism of “learning by doing” to the construction of simple building typologies.