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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 You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer.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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"Becoming an Architect" by Lee Waldrep will be published March 17, 2006
Date: March 17, 2006

Lisa Van Veen will have a career profile in the book "Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design" by Lee Waldrep. The book is set to be released on March 17, 2006 by John Wiley.

Excert from press release: "Becoming an Architect is the definitive guide to obtaining the skills and education necessary to be an architect. This handson book features complete coverage of the three central components to becoming an architect—education, experience, and exam. Lee W. Waldrep, PhD guides the reader through the major hurdles of graduating with an accredited professional degree in architecture, gaining
experience through an internship, and passing the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)."

See the press release here in PDF: Becoming an Architect [opens a new window]

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