Inspired History

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.

Inspired History

Lets inspire each other!

Quince A. Sterry,  AIA NCARB