Growing Home

Principal Researchers: Kevin Miller Faculty Advisor: Julee Herdt

Hemp is known as “wahupta” to the Sioux — for construction products, and other types of material manufacture. Hemp agriculture could remediate soil, as well as help to establish the premier, local regenerative building practice that produces sustainable materials as the new standard for the future housing of the Lakota tribe. The design of this house reflects a complete overlap of the cultural significance of a people who scatter this beautiful landscape and a plant rooted in their ancient rituals and history.

Growing home rendering

Hemp bricks
Kevin Miller's final presentation

Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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