You may want to check the Burners Without Borders
site and use the contact page to ask them directly.
Be mindful of a couple things though.
- Experienced builders is a great thing, but you want to be well aware of the issues you'll face on the playa. It's a high altitude desert, 100+ degree daytime temps are possible. Work will go extremely slow. That's okay, in fact don't push it. Frequent breaks, LOTS of water, make sure you're replenishing your electrolytes. And sometimes dust storms will kick up that just bring your project to a standstill. Whatever time you think it will take to build in your yard, expect it to take 2-3 times as long once you're out there. People who under-estimate that usually end up in a panic because they're running behind schedule and often push themselves to the point of suffering heat exhaustion or dehydration issues.
- On the design side, remember that whatever you're building will be free-standing (no poured foundations) and need to be able to withstand 50+ mph winds. Depending on what you're building, that could either be no big deal, or require some changes to your design.
- Sawdust and woodchips are MOOP. If you're planning on building a multi-story structure on-site, that could end up being a lot of it. Your plan should include some kind of enclosed area (to block wind) that has tarps or dropcloths to catch the waste wood. Plan on sweeping it frequently (as opposed to leaving it for the end), that way not only is your final cleanup easier but there's less chance of a ton of MOOP getting loose if the structure is compromised during a heavy dust storm.
I love seeing awesome creative structures out there, but I second what junglesmacks said. In your first year, I'd recommend keeping your commitments/obligations to an absolute minimum. That way if you get out here and the desert kicks your ass, you don't have the added stress of things you're supposed to be doing. Or if you get out here and find that this crazy city has more shiny blinky things than anywhere in the universe and you feel you must go explore as much as possible, you don't have to feel like you're tethered to some project. Once you're out there, participate in the moment (there are plenty of 'on the day' volunteer opportunities), and do what you feel you have the energy (and interest) in doing.