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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 You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer.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 ButtonJuly 2013: Design Forward Receives 2013 Best of Pasadena Award
Logo ButtonJuly 2010: A Real House of Straw - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Logo ButtonApril 2008: Color of Money - Pasadena Magazine
Logo ButtonApril 19, 2008: Vroman's Earth Day Celebration
Logo ButtonJanuary 6, 2008: Straw Bale Article
Logo ButtonApril 21 & 22, 2007: Conscious Living Fair
Logo ButtonMarch 1, 2007: 5 Year Anniversary
Logo ButtonJuly 1, 2006: Name Change

Logo ButtonMarch 17, 2006: Book Release

Logo ButtonWinter 2005: Designing Dorland

Conscious Living Fair 2007
Date: April 21 & 22, 2007

Lisa Swan, owner of Design Forward in Pasadena, will be constructing a straw bale wall outdoors in the plaza area. Come and see how these walls are constructed and ask her any questions you may have.

From Article:
Straw bales are one of the leading products in the green building movement. Homeowners find a 40%-60% reduction in energy costs with this natural and simple construction method. Straw bale walls are breathable, which creates a non-toxic environment. Plus, they have shown no evidence of termite infestation.

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Revised April 23, 2008