About Sexton Design, LLC

bio_photo.jpgVernon Sexton graduated from the University of Oregon in 1969. For several years before moving to Bend he gained experience on a wide variety of projects that ranged from modular housing in Israel to ski area planning in Telluride, Colorado. Born and raised in Salem Oregon, Vernon has traveled worked and lived in a variety of locations including Philadelphia, New York, Montreal and Southern California. But once he moved to Bend he found his true home. One of his first clients was Bill Healy, founder of the Mount Bachelor ski area. Over a period of ten years Sexton Design provided Mount Bachelor with planning and designs for lodge additions, ski lift buildings and maintenance facilities. Three of the most notable of these projects are the Ski & Rental shop, the Summit Lift and the 37,000 square foot Pine Marten Lodge, accessible only by chair lift and at 7,000 ft. elevation is the highest occupied building in Oregon. In 1999 Vernon chose to concentrate on residential design for the majority of his projects.

In 1997 Vernon's son Ian joined the firm. Ian, a lifelong resident of Bend attended the Art Institute of Seattle where he graduated with an Associate degree in Graphic Arts. Ian brings added dimension to the firm with skills in computer drafting architectural design and illustrations, graphic logo designs and screen print layout. Since 1996, Ian has completed more than 60 home projects all built in the Bend area. Graphic work includes the 1999 Cascade Festival of Music advertisement packet, catalog cover illustrations for Dearborn Classic Cars auto shows, screen print design and business logos.