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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 You may find that some of the links are broken or out of date, but we will not be updating this site any longer.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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Design Forward Selected to Design Dorland Art Colony Straw Bale Structure
Date: Winter 2005/2006

Lisa Van Veen is thanked in the recent issue of the Dorland Mountian Art Colony's Dragonfly Newsletter for contributions to the design of the straw bale community house.

Quote: "Good people, foremost among them Karen, Martha, and caretaker/resident artist Robert Willis, have attracted other good people to the cause. Among them is Lisa Van Veen of Pasadena, providing her design services for the strawbale house."

See the issue here in PDF: Dorland Art Colony Newsletter [opens a new window]

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