Erin Moore is an assistant professor in the architecture department at the University of Oregon. She uses her research practice, FLOAT architectural research and design LLC, as a testing ground for ideas about how to build with explicit intentions for the lives and life spans of materials and so of the buildings. One such project, a writing studio that she designed as part of a watershed restoration, was completed in 2007. It is a poetic solution to occupying space in a sacred landscape and an experiment in embracing the temporal qualities of a site-specific, prefabricated shelter. The off-the-grid studio touches the earth on only four concrete piers and is designed for quick disassembly once it is deemed extraneous in the future. Her work has been published in New Prefab Architecture (Loft Publications, 2008), 200 Outstanding Houses (Firefly Books, 2008), Tiny Houses (Rizzoli, 2009), Dwell magazine (October, 2008) and Architectural Record magazine (April, 2009). Moore also works—in teaching and research—on topics related to the end of the lives of buildings, particularly in terms of material and ecological transformation and life cycle assessment.