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Honoring Black History Month: J Max Bond Jr

By |2021-02-12T08:57:42-08:00February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In honor of Black History Month, we want to dedicate a blog to an influential African American individual in a field related to the environment and/or building science. Architect J. Max Bond Jr. was “regarded as a mentor, a voice of social responsibility in practice, and a magnetic presence.” He passed away back in

The Memories that Christmas Brings

By |2015-12-15T18:46:57-08:00December 15th, 2015|CTA Consultation, Uncategorized|

My wife and I had been married for 9 days on December 24th, 1979.  We were a young couple in love and starting our journey of bringing together the cultures and traditions of our very different backgrounds. We had spent Christmas Eve at my father’s house enjoying a loud, boisterous and joyful dinner; until we

Greene and Greene

By |2015-10-20T22:00:50-07:00October 20th, 2015|CTA Consultation, Uncategorized|

 If you were to ask me who my favorite Architect is, I would not hesitate to say that it is Greene and Greene.  While in fact this was two architects, they were brothers who worked together around the turn of the last century.  Their work largely defined the Arts and Crafts movement in America.  Their

What Does Home Mean to You?

By |2015-08-06T18:35:18-07:00August 6th, 2015|CTA Consultation, Uncategorized|

Stearns Design Build has a big vision. As our tag line says, “we design and build happiness.” Specifically we do this within the context of the home. The home is the space that each person identifies as her/his own. It is not public. Home is where we go to find solace, familiarity, safety and hopefully

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