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Camelview Village


Camelview Village Type: single-family Size: 7,000 square feet Main Rooms: six bedrooms, four and a half baths, three living rooms, two loggias In the desert oasis of Scottsdale, Arizona, stands a seven-story multifamily development that spans nearly 15 acres yet blends harmoniously into the landscape. Camelview Village’s intentional yet artful mixture of overhangs, setbacks, trellises, and private balconies creates depth and horizontality, evoking the rugged forms of the nearby mountains. Innately sustainable because of the urban community concept, Camelview Village features terrace landscaping and photovoltaic panels at the top of its list of green attributes. Constructed with locally quarried sandstone, recycled steel, and tinted low-E insulating glass, and finished with energy-efficient appliances, the community is healthful and aesthetically engaging. Photographs by Bill Timmerman


David Hovey & Associates Architect

David Hovey & Associates Architect



David Hovey & Associates Architect

Ravine Bluff Type: single-family Size: 7,000 square feet Main Rooms: six bedrooms, four and a half baths, three living rooms, two loggias The residence is perforated steel structure creates a partition free living space and a transparent visual connection to Lake Michigan. Optima carefully considers, manages and controls the thousands of details that go into creating a distinctive quality home...that is what makes an optima home something you will value from the day you move in. With a focus on creating powerful cost efficiencies that enable us to be more responsive to the marketplace and the discerning personal tastes of our homeowners, optima handles all aspects of development, design, construction, sales/leasing, and property management in-house. We are proud to call AIA and LEED-certified architects, expert construction managers, sophisticated real estate brokers, experienced accountants, and financial analysts part of the optima family. They all contribute to delivering an unparalleled spectrum of services and communities. Photographs by Bill Timmerman

David Hovey & Associates Architect


Old Orchard Woods Type: single-family Size: 7,000 square feet Main Rooms: six bedrooms, four and a half baths, three living rooms, two loggias Old Orchard Woods simultaneously satisfies the urge to be part of a larger urban community while at peace in a natural setting. The interconnected three-tower multifamily community located at the edge of the Harms Woods Forest Preserve in northern Illinois offers spectacularly diverse views, from lush treetops and manicured gardens to downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. To be sure, the architecture’s tempered scale and intriguing aesthetic of positive and negative spaces create a true sense of place. Appointed with high-quality finishes like hardwood and natural stone, each residence can be fully customized to suit the unique needs of its owners. The tremendous diversity of residents—their family scenarios, ages, and interests—strengthens the vitality of the community. Private balconies and recessed terraces give residents a chance to relax outdoors without the trouble of maintaining a traditional backyard. The community’s master plan of a pool, spas, fitness centers, a tennis court, and gardens, as well as the nearby golf course and bike trail, encourages an active, nature-centered lifestyle. The grounds of Old Orchard Woods are beautifully landscaped with trees, shrubs, and seasonal plantings. Even the rooftops are green—one of the sky gardens is more than an acre of uninterrupted verdure. Photographs by Bill Timmerman


David Hovey & Associates Architect

David Hovey & Associates Architect


Cicognani Kalla Architect PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Ehrlich Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

Cicognani Kalla Architect is known for its global perspective and diverse array of residential, commercial, and institutional projects, each sensitively designed for its locale, site, and inhabitants. The firm’s worldly clientele and well-traveled founder—Pietro Cicognani grew up in Italy, studied in France, and practiced in Australia before moving to New York—yield projects across the United States and as far away as Brazil and Russia. The principal architect and his experienced team recognize that each scenario requires a tailored approach, each problem a unique solution, and gracefully respond to various stages of the creative process with innovative solutions that are at once artful and cleverly engineered.

Named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIA California Council, Ehrlich Architects engages in commercial and residential projects around the world. Founding principal Steven Ehrlich’s personal residence, 700 Palms, earned the 2009 Green Good Design award, an international recognition of the firm’s dedication to environmental stewardship. Steven’s fascination with sustainability goes back to his childhood, when at the age of 12 he designed a solar home for his school science fair project, and continued after college, when he had the opportunity to live in Africa for several years and marvel at the continent’s innately green indigenous architecture. Today, his eponymous firm is known for creating holistic architecture that celebrates people and place.

CJW Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

EIS Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

CJW Architecture’s designs are highly contextual, intrinsically linked to their locale and the tastes of those who inhabit them. Colors from the earth and plant life, regionally quarried stone, and locally sourced wood routinely find their way into CJW homes. Whether contemporary or traditional, each building is highly sustainable, not to keep pace with the trend but simply because designing green is the right thing to do. This honest approach is a reflection of founding principal Carter Warr, who believes in a collaborative process that yields truly intuitive environments that will be passed down to future generations.

Frank Gehry & Associates alumna Eva I. Sobesky founded EIS Studio in 2002. EIS Studio designs projects in collaboration with the homeowner that are true to site parameters and that enrich the surrounding environment. Eva’s unique and extensive knowledge of landscaping leads to naturally flowing indooroutdoor spaces, as she considers the landscape integral to the design. During the design process, Eva and her knowledgeable team present homeowners with architectural design models in addition to traditional renderings and three-dimensional computer models—a process emblematic of EIS Studio’s approach to timeless design.

David Hovey & Associates Architect, Inc. . . . . . . .375

Eskuche Creative Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69, 287

Pietro Cicognani 6 East 46th Street, Suite 600 New York, NY 10017 212.308.4811

Carter Warr, AIA, CSI, NCARB 130 Portola Road, Suite A Portola Valley, CA 94028 650.851.9335

David Hovey, FAIA 630 Vernon Avenue Glencoe, IL 60022 847.835.8400 Chicago, IL—Scottsdale, AZ

Architect, developer, artist, and sculptor, David Hovey has many passions. At the center of all of them is creating beautiful residences that are at one with their site and truly enhance their owners’ lives. Having been his own client while designing his personal dream home, David understands the level of detail at each step of the design process that is necessary to create a truly thoughtful dwelling. Complementary to his roles as architect and developer, David has also designed large-scale sculptures as focal points of his structures.

‌ Eck MacNeely Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Jeremiah Eck, FAIA Paul MacNeely, AIA, LEED AP 560 Harrison Avenue, Suite 403 Boston, MA 02118 617.367.9696

Jeremiah Eck is senior partner of EckMacNeely Architects, a Boston-based firm specializing in residential and private school work. The firm has won numerous local and national awards with innovative projects published annually across all media. Jeremiah is a former lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a landscape painter, and the author of The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design and The Face of Home: A New Way to Look at the Outside of Your House. His third book, House in the Landscape: Siting Your Home Naturally, speaks to the sustainable principles of residential site design.

Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA 10865 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 310.838.9700

Eva I. Sobesky, Assoc. AIA 1348 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice, CA 90291 310.392.8887

Peter Eskuche Minnetonka, MN 612.296.7575

Being able to envision a building from multiple perspectives is not only helpful for a successful design, it’s imperative. Achieving the right balance of materials and texture requires an artful eye and yet an ability to make the structure do what you want. With a degree in fine arts and interior design, architecture licensure in 1996, and 10 years working for construction companies, Peter Eskuche has found that unique balance in his own firm, designing homes that perfectly suit a family’s needs both now and in years to come.

F. L. Bissinger, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Frederick L. Bissinger Jr., AIA 1502 Old Gulph Road Villanova, PA 19085 610.525.6438

Frederick Bissinger’s designs celebrate the current revival of fine craftsmanship details and high quality materials found in the best pre-World War II suburban houses. His designs especially draw upon the diversity of cultural heritage that inspired the many traditional houses of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill and the Main Line. Before attending the University of Pennsylvania graduate school of architecture, Frederick spent hours of his undergraduate days at Yale poring over dusty volumes of architectural magazines from the 1920s. Many of the timeless ideas gleaned from those pages re-emerge today, filtered and re-shaped to fit modern circumstances.

Fentress Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

Hawaii Architecture LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389

Internationally acclaimed Fentress Architects is known for its innovative design portfolio, distinguished by iconic and sustainable architectural landmarks. Curtis Fentress’ creative approaches to public buildings and luxury urban residences have garnered more than 330 design excellence awards for the firm, led by visionary CEO Agatha Kessler. In 2010, Curtis received AIA’s prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor bestowed for public architecture. Distinguishing each project, Fentress’ “Touchstones of Design” emphasize cultural and environmental context, creativity, sustainability, and design for people. Global in scope, Fentress studios thrive in Denver, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Washington, D.C.

Phillip J. Camp and his team are singularly determined to actively listen to the various elements that play into the design of a structure, including the client and the site. While a simple idea at first glance, the interplay of communication and follow-through resonates through all phases of architecture and is critical to the success of any project. With more than 15 years under his belt as an architect, Phillip—who was born and raised in Hawaii—has established a firm that not only produces stunning architecture but also considers the impact on the site and the environment to ensure an appropriate, efficient use of resources.

Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA Agatha Kessler 421 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 303.722.5000 Colorado—California—Washington, D.C.

FWC Architecture & Urban Design, Inc. . . . . . . . .291 Fook Weng Chan, MAIBC, MRAIC Vancouver, BC 604.730.8809

Designing homes in Canada, along both coasts of the United States, and as far away as Asia, Fook Weng Chan has a knack for relating sensitively to nature everywhere, even on urban sites. In his decades of practice, he has found that while people’s tastes and needs vary widely, all homeowners are united in their desire for tranquility and oneness with nature. Fook Weng is known for finding a harmony with Eastern and Western philosophies and design principles in his architecture. He also designs furniture, metalwork, and other artistic pieces that lend his homes, no matter how modest or grand, special meaning and a truly bespoke look.

Gleysteen Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Marcus Gleysteen, AIA 185 Mt. Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617.492.6060

The houses of Gleysteen Design emerge from a diverse confluence of culture, history, and place. Each house, whether sited in New England or in another part of the country, is tied to its time and contextual surroundings. The work is without stylistic bias, as different sites and unique challenges inspire appropriate solutions that lie beyond orthodox modernism and classicism. Gleysteen Design houses successfully address the tidal pulls of collective memory, the essences of contemporary living, and the desires of singular clients. Each project is about learning and accomplishing more. The result is organic and reflective architecture arising from freshly rediscovered common ground between artistic sensibility and basic need.

Harrison Design Associates . . . . . . . . . 87, 295, 385 Bill Harrison, AIA; Gregory Palmer, AIA; John Albanese, AIA; Richard Hatch, Assoc. AIA 3198 Cains Hill Place Northwest Atlanta, GA 30305 404.365.7760 GA—CA—DC—NY—China Harrison Design Associates’ portfolio encompasses some 3,000 luxury private residences. Established by William “Bill” Harrison in the early 1990s, the firm is comprised of nearly 60 architects, designers, landscape architects, and interior designers, who together conceive and realize timeless visions of home. Adept at designing within every recognized architectural vernacular— and the inventors of a few more—the professionals of Harrison Design Associates never limit themselves to a singular idea, instead preferring to develop unique representations of people and place. The firm’s ability to plan every aspect of a home, from site planning to interior finish-out, results in thoughtful and cohesive works of architecture.

Phillip J. Camp, AIA, LEED AP 348 Puuhale Road Honolulu, HI 96819 808.721.3411

J Lamb Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 Jeffrey Lamb 1500 NW 18th Avenue, Suite 113 Portland, OR 97209 503.758.9128

Earning a degree in architecture from the University of Oregon was just the beginning for Jeffrey Lamb. A traveling fellowship led him to study the works of Venetian designer Carlo Scarpa in northern Italy. Today Jeffrey is known for his minimalist yet earthy approach. He uses incredibly clean lines and natural materials—glass, steel, stone, and rare wood species—for his contemporary structures, interiors, and furniture designs. With a portfolio of projects in Portland, Seattle, and Beijing, J Lamb Studio is renowned for its buildings that possess a spiritual narrative, innate simplicity, and exacting details.

James F. Carter Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 299 James F. Carter 2100 Southbridge Parkway, Suite 440 Birmingham, AL 35209 205.871.7873

James F. Carter takes classical principles to heart. He earned his degree in architecture from Auburn University and opened his namesake studio in 1996 after years of experience working with a respected Birmingham architect. Known for his thorough understanding of classical architecture, James creates timeless homes that portray an “easy grace.” Inspired by classical vernaculars observed through world travels, he concepts and designs strong architectural structures based on historical precedence with highly detailed interiors, then masterfully hand-renders construction drawings. Reflecting the homeowners’ lifestyle, each discreetly luxurious residence is an ageless reinvention of the past. His firm’s work can be seen throughout the Southeast and as far north as Massachusetts.

JLF & Associates, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Paul Bertelli Logan Leachman Tammy Hauer 140 East Main Street, Suite A Bozeman, MT 59715 406.587.8888

Designing extraordinary buildings that reflect the power of the landscape around them, JLF & Associates is a prominent firm specializing in modern, place-based architecture in the West and throughout the country. A simple formula—carefully choosing projects that demand exceptional design, the highest quality craftsmanship, and timeless, distinctive building materials— and a rigid adherence to the belief that architecture is a process allow the firm’s three decades of experience to truly shine. With the added benefit of unparalleled design-build service, projects with JLF & Associates appropriately combine cost-effectiveness with the creative process for holistic results that embrace the site.

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