Q Sterry’s Inspired History
I have an inspired history for sure!
I grew up on a small farm near the south coast of Oregon, on the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Our farm was mostly self-sufficient and had gravity-feed spring water, a monster garden, chickens and cows. We did not have electricity. As a result, I learned at an early age to be creative with the materials on hand. Consequently, I tinkered with parts of motors and gears from a junkyard, and built forts in the surrounding forest with scraps of wood and a pocket knife. My childhood was idyllic. In 1985 my family moved to Eugene.
I began working summer jobs in the construction industry while taking drafting classes in high school at the age of 14. I continued working, (full-time) for local construction companies after graduating from South Eugene High School in 1992. In the construction industry I became a skilled framer and finish carpenter working on custom high-end residences. As a result, I developed a passion for residential design. I started my own residential design & construction business in 1994. In 1996, I applied for and was accepted into the School of Architecture at the University of Oregon. I graduated with an accredited bachelor’s degree in Architecture in June of 2001. TBG Architects + Planners hired me in the summer of 2000 before graduating. There, I continued studying under highly talented and respected Architects for the next 13 years.
In 2013 I started my own Architectural Design Services business. I have been enjoying the freedom and flexibility of business ownership ever since. I am now licensed to practice Architecture in Oregon, Washington State, and Montana.Quince A. Sterry, AIA NCARB