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.
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.