Key Staff

Gayle Borst

Gayle Borst, founder, Stewardship, Inc. As the founder and president of Stewardship, Inc., Gayle Borst has practiced sustainable architecture for over ten years. Her undergraduate training as a biologist gave her a fundamental understanding of life processes that has lead to a greater depth of understanding of real sustainability, particularly with respect to systems thinking and the importance of interrelationships. It is not surprising that many of her special areas of interest - natural building materials, site-responsive design, indoor-outdoor spaces - have strong ties to the biological world.

US Green Building Council Certificate of Membership for Gayle Borst Gayle completed her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Texas, specializing in energy studies and completing her thesis on designing with daylight. This background in energy efficient architecture, combined with her biology and chemistry training, made her evolution into the specialty of sustainable design a natural one. Understanding that all things are connected, she is continuously adding to her education and experience repertoire in order to deepen and widen the sustainability she brings to a project. Recent ventures include a tour of "Sustainable Ireland" and becoming a LEED®-Accredited Professional.

Gayle lives in an old Austin neighborhood, building a cob studio for Stewardship.

Member, Austin Energy Green Building Program   Member, United States Green Building Council

Team with Integrity

An integrated team approach has served Stewardship in achieving successful projects. Over the years, we have worked with many other professionals on projects and have come to respect and enjoy these folks. Please check out their web sites.

Glenrose Engineering
512/329-9450
www.glenrose.com
Civil and environmental engineering. Best management practices for stormwater runoff, site-sensitive remedies and mitigation for impacts of construction on our world.

ACR
512/440-8333
www.acreng.com
In the realm of sustainable design, the profession that seems to change slowest are MEP engineers. ACR has embraced whole system design and integrates well with other design professionals. Specialize in energy modeling, commissioning, and efficient technologies.

Steinman and Luevano Structures
512/891-6766
jsteinman@swbell.net
Open-minded structural engineers, conservative in their recommendations. Experienced in straw bale, rammed earth, AAC and all conventional structural systems.

BD&E, Inc.
512/480-5927
James Bufkin, PE
jbufkin@austin.rr.com
Structural engineering. James has an architectural degree as well and is good at helping to develop creative solutions with any type of structural system, including straw bale, rammed earth and cob.

KWR Services
512/288-6523
KWR-Services@engineer.com
Mechanical systems design, analysis and specification, and commissioning.

Patricia Michael Design
512/291-4300
PatriciaMichael@PatriciaMichaelDesign.com
Stormwater management, Permaculture, site design, water/drainage troubleshooting. Extremely knowledgeable and a very creative designer.

Native Landscape Design & Restoration
Elizabeth McGreevy
512/282-7985
Juniper1@texas.net
Native landscaping and restoration.

General Contractors

William T. Moore
512/445-2772
wtmoore@austin.rr.com
Residential construction. Especially adept at "difficult site" problem solving.

Gaddis/Connor Construction, Inc.
512/261-0914
davegaddis@sprintmail.com
Light Commercial Construction and institutional projects.

Michael Cox
512/422-7850
General Contractor

Other Affiliations

Cob Cottage Company
Cottage Grove, Oregon
451/492-2005
www.deatech.com/cobcottage

Sustainable Building Coalition (SBC)
sustainablesources.com/institute/SBC

City of Austin/Austin Energy Green Building Program
www.ci.austin.tx.us/greenbuilder

Living Technologies
www.livingtechnologies.com