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Note: Design Forward LLC is proud to have served the Southern California area designing straw bale homes for over 15 years. However, we have moved on to other business ventures and have closed the business as of January 2017. We will not taking any new projects or responding to phone and email requests. This website will be left up as an archive of data for straw bale and design. You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer. Thank you!
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Logo Button Design Forward® LLC is a residential design firm promoting the use of Sustainable and Green Building, Straw Bale Construction, Renewable Energy, and Recycled Products...

Located in Southern California, we are dedicated to serving the local community as well as reaching out to the nation. Offering design and consulting services for straw bale, sustainable materials, and standard construction. We are committed to helping our clients to achieve energy efficiency within their own homes.

Already have your dreamed house designed? We offer quick and expert drafting services, creating Construction Drawings for submittal to your building department. Check out our services or contact us.

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Logo ButtonAutoCAD Detail Libraries ON SALE

Design Forward® is having a sale on our AutoCAD Detail Library CDs. Purchase our AutoCAD Detail and Block Library CD and AutoCAD Straw Bale Detail Library CD on our sister site df-store.com

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You can now find Design Forward on Facebook!

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Have a question, comment or need advice... post a question on Facebook and Lisa will personally answer all questions and comments. Go now

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Design Forward® has been around for 15 years... we have designed and permitted straw bale homes in San Diego, Los Angeles, and all over Southern California.
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Straw Bale Workshops hosted by StrawBale.com, various dates and locations

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Logo ButtonVisit our store for all products for architects, designers and drafters
Logo ButtonAutoCAD Detail CDs now available to purchase directly and securely from our site.
Logo Button If you want to learn some cutting-edge building techniques using straw bale that are designed to help you get from your straw bale project, you must check out this site. Click here to take a look at the best How-To DVD for Straw Bale Construction. or see other products for sale
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Logo ButtonVisit our store, DF Store, to directly purchase products for architects, designers and drafters, such as our AutoCAD detail library

Revised April 6, 2017