Sterner Design was founded with the mission of advancing sustainable design through a combination of practice, consulting, and research.

We bring to a unique combination of experience in architectural design, performance analysis, and business strategy to bear on the challenge of making sustainable design rigorous, ubiquitous, and cost-effective.




About Carl

Carl Sterner, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, PMC III is the Founder and Principal of Sterner Design LLC. He is passionate about the power of the built environment to create a more sustainable, equitable, and joyful world. His past experience includes Director of Product Marketing and Senior Product Manager at Sefaira, where he helped to create game-changing performance simulation software for architects and engineers, and Designer at William McDonough + Partners, where he worked on projects that pushed the envelope on sustainable design. His experience includes residential, institutional, commercial, and mixed use projects, as well as urban planning and landscape design; and includes multiple Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum certified projects.