StraBlocs : Bridging Natural and Conventional
Oliver shares the unique vision for the StraBloc model — a decentralized community of StraBloc fabricators and installers supporting one another by sharing techniques and new developments. By working with a tested and repeatable recipe under one brand, StraBlocs intends to make permitting natural buildings easier and obtain greater acceptance within the broader construction industry.
Oliver OgdenFounder, PlaceCraft Design-Build
Oliver is the founder of Placecraft Design and Build based in Portland, Oregon. Placecraft prioritizes the use of local, natural and reclaimed materials. In 2020, Oliver and developed the StraBloc, an insulation product intended to remove the main risks, challenges and inefficiencies of casting straw clay on site.