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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 You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer.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!
Project Background

Projects > Dorland Art Colony Community House

Location: Temecula, CA
Construction: Straw Bale / Wood Post
Progress: Pre-Design
Year: Design - November 2005
Synopsis: The Dorland Art Colony was destroyed in a 2004 wild fire. The rebuilding effort includes cottages, and art barn, and a community house. Design Forward was selected to design the straw bale community space. The house will hold monthly performances and serve as a community gathering space.
Update: This project is on hold until Dorland secures funding. Visit Dorland's website for the most up-to-date progress on their rebuild.
Dorland Art Colony's Website
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Revised July 26, 2007