Mentored in earthbag building by Owen Geiger and Kelly Hart of www.earthbagbuilding.com, and in architectural design by Greg Hammill and Ken Strong of Wycliffe Associates.
Received landscape architecture licenses in Connecticut and NY.
Studied painting at Pratt Institute and landscape architecture at City College in NY City.
Married to builder and inventor Bruce Stouter. Patti has been involved in site and building plans and some labor for his
small construction business for at least 20 years.
Since 2007 Patti has worked full-time as a volunteer designer on aid and self-help projects in
different parts of the world.
God has gifted me with a love of other cultures and of building design in order to have the privilege of assisting people in need to build.
of formal engineering or architectural training allows me to understand the perspective of small owner/ builders who do most of the 'development' in the developing world.
Although I understand the perspective of designers, past experience with home education also gives me a commitment to making safe building techniques understandable to those with skills and determination but little or no formal higher education.
Below: Site plan of RFIS school, Cameroon
Top and above: High school science building, RFIS, Cameroon
Above right: Playground concept for Brazil
Below, right, and below left: Earthbag self-help housing models
Above: Alternate arrangement for schoolroom module
2909 La Camila Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Above: Earthbag test building, Kentucky
Newsletter ArchiveOctober 2010 Two page newsletter about earthbag work spreading into Haiti.
Note: All plans and graphics by Patti Stouter.
Leogane, Haiti school photos by Matt Gunn featured at left and on 'Home' page center bottom.
Earthbag projects in Haiti, Dominica, India, and Jordan, used with permission from Earthbag Building.
Photos by Emma Bellamy and University of Cincinnati students at middle left on 'Home' page, and above.
Photos from Wikimedia used by permission: Banner on 'home' page- woman pouring soil by Claude Renault; Banner on 'Why Earth' page- Earth building by Bolobolo; Banner on 'Climate Info' page- Beds by Jugni, Belo- Washer woman by Ferdinand Reus, Earth building by Olivier Epron; Banner on 'Plans' page- Arabesque
Left: Reinforced earthbag school, Leogane, Haiti
Below right: School playground, Ethiopia