THE ARCHITECT: Danielian Associates Architects & Planners in
Irvine, Calif., has helped lead the revival of modern housing design and
fostered a true team approach to the project’s development. “The goal
was to create a home that was more about function rather than form,”
says founder and president Art Danielian, pictured third from left,
along with senior associate JoAnn Lee-Kim (far left), son and principal
John Danielian (center left), and senior associate and lead designer Joe
Digrado (far right).
THE BUILDER: Blue Heron Properties was established in 2004 with the
mission of setting a higher bar for modern luxury housing in Las Vegas.
The team includes, l to r, Tommy Isola, principal; John Moran, vice
president of finance; Doug Castillo, assistant project manager; Kris
Oesterling, project manager; Steve Jones and Tyler Jones, principals
(and father and son); Karen Brill, vice president of purchasing, and
Michael Murphy, principal.
THE INTERIOR DESIGNER: Striking a meditative pose, Lee Lundquist
(right) and her team from Robb & Stucky Interiors were brought into
the process early and often and created a comfortable balance to the
home’s clean, modern lines—as well as a taste of nostalgic Vegas style.
“We didn’t want the house to be too serious and uncomfortable,” says
Lundquist, joined by associates Kevin Johnson, far left, and Kellie
NCHI LEADERSHIP: National Council of the Housing Industry, the
Leading Suppliers of the NAHB, has partnered with Builder on The New
American Home since its inception, bringing the leading building
products makers to the table. Bill Nolan of The Nolan Group in Altamonte
Springs, Fla., (right) chaired the 2009 task force, an effort
supplemented by Chuck Edwards (left), a Marietta, Georgia home builder;
and NAHB project executor Tucker Bernard (center).
THE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: Led by company president Pat Murphy (center),
the landscape design team at Summers/Murphy & Partners in Dana
Point, Calif., worked closely with the rest of the project team to
reflect the vision of the house in the outdoor areas and create seamless
transitions throughout. Murphy stands flanked by director of design and
associate partner Rick Hagemeyer (right) and project designer Chosei
Kusano (left). The design also adheres to the green goals of the project
with native, drought-tolerant plants and shade trees.