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.
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.
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.
Steinman and Luevano Structures
Patricia Michael Design
Native Landscape Design & Restoration
William T. Moore
Gaddis/Connor Construction, Inc.
Cob Cottage Company
Sustainable Building Coalition (SBC)
City of Austin/Austin Energy Green Building Program