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Faced with the challenges of a global pandemic, the word “pivot” was on every business owner’s mind when things started shutting down. For Bamboo U’s founder, Orin Hardy, the difficulties were especially pronounced. A design and build intensive course, Bamboo U needed participants to be physically in Bali for an 11-day immersion into the bamboo world. When the pandemic hit, Bamboo U could not conduct in-person classes and the financial responsibilities piled on. With a baby on the way, Orin looked inward for inspiration, and found an inner world of virtual possibilities. He gives us a peek into his world and how he harnessed technology to adapt and emerge stronger.

March 3, 2022

Bali’s Bamboo Revolution is Shaping the Future of Architecture

Faced with the challenges of a global pandemic, the word “pivot” was on every business owner’s mind when things started shutting down. For Bamboo U’s founder, Orin Hardy, the difficulties were especially pronounced. A design and build intensive course, Bamboo U needed participants to be physically in Bali for an 11-day immersion into the bamboo world. When the pandemic hit, Bamboo U could not conduct in-person classes and the financial responsibilities piled on. With a baby on the way, Orin looked inward for inspiration, and found an inner world of virtual possibilities. He gives us a peek into his world and how he harnessed technology to adapt and emerge stronger.