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Quinn Bosenecker, Principal Architect of Pinnacle Architecture Studio
Quinn Bosenecker, Principal Architect of Pinnacle Architecture Studio

Pinnacle Architectural Studio was recently featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal showcasing eight of the best Las Vegas luxury architects, builders and residential designers. In this article, the designers talk about the recent home design trends.

The Las Vegas valley is going through a transition period when it comes to architectural design. In the past, people were drawn to the Mediterranean and Tuscan design and associated it with wealth and status. Nowadays, people are being more drawn to Contemporary and Modern designs.

In this interview, the best architects of Las Vegas put in their viewpoint on the changing Las Vegas architecture scene.

Principal Architect of Pinnacle Architectural Studio, Quinn Bosenecker, when asked about his position on Tuscan design:

“I used to love that style, and it was very successful for us, but people are looking for something different,” Boesenecker said. “Contemporary is taking over now. And the style we’re doing here, they want in California.”

Dan Coletti, Sun West Custom Homes on evolving trends:

“Tuscan is definitely in the past. Will it come around again? It could take a long time. I think right now we are getting closer to what should be built than ever in our past. Our architectural themes are finally matching our desert environment. We’re creating a lot of open glass areas where you can view out to the natural desert surroundings and mountains beyond.”

Michael Gardner, studio g Architecture on the state of design in the Valley:

“We’re in a transition period. We went from Mediterranean period to all-out contemporary boxes to now the design is more unique and individualized. I think we’re really starting to grow up. I think one of the challenges from a design standpoint is we have the Strip, where the mentality is to shock and awe with design and throw everything at you, because you’re trying to put everybody in sensory overload. That is what Vegas has been known for in the design world, and now we’re starting to see a level of sophistication and refinement.”

C.J. Hoogland, Hoogland Architecture on modern architecture:

“We do modern designs and very clean lines and tend to erase the boundaries between indoor and outdoor. I think the architecture we like to do is very clear and clean, so you understand at first glance the overall concept of the house.”

Tyler Jones, Blue Heron Design-Build on the city’s place in architecture:

“We’re one of the youngest major cities in the country, so we haven’t had but a couple of years to evolve our own style or come up with a true architectural vernacular that fits Las Vegas in our time and place. For us, that’s what our Vegas Modern is doing — looking closely at our climate and build an appropriate style in response to the extreme heat and sunshine you get. We have a strong indoor-outdoor relationship, because that is a lifestyle thing. The climate is beautiful here. Even though it’s hot in the summer, there are ways to create some pleasant outdoor living spaces and integrate those seamlessly with the indoor spaces.”

Richard Luke, Richard Luke Architects on the shifting design style:

“Now, I’m right back to where I started. I think it was America’s love affair with Europe that was the style demanded in the 1980s. They identified a classy home as Mediterranean style, and everyone wanted to emulate that. I grew to like it and appreciate it, but it’s nice to get back to contemporary and strip down all the façade and let the bones of the architecture speak for itself instead of dressing it up with lipstick. We’re growing up and getting more contemporary and modern.”

When asked if Tuscan and Mediterranean designs were to return, the premier architects of the Las Vegas valley were unanimous in agreeing that the design style will not be returning for a while. The Las Vegas valley is growing up and so is the market for luxury custom homes. The demand for high ceilings, glass, and a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living is at an all-time high and will not be going away anytime soon.

Read the full article on the Las Vegas-Review Journal