Fort 137 Designed by Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. Recognized as a finalist in the International 2022 A+Awards for Architecture and Interior Design
Las Vegas, Nevada – Fort 137, a custom residence within the Summit Club, has been recognized as a Finalist in the 10th Annual Architizer A+ Awards in Private Home (XL >6,000 sq. ft.) and Residential Interiors (> 3000 sq ft) categories.
Located along the westernmost point of the Las Vegas Valley with sweeping views of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area to the northwest and Spring Mountain to the southwest, Fort 137 is an eco-conscious home. environment composed of a series of connected rock masses emerging from the earth. Panoramic glass doors on the north and south facades extend the living space beyond the architectural perimeter while providing cross ventilation and natural lighting, as well as stunning views. Deep louvered roof overhangs help minimize heat gain by providing shade during the summer months while allowing natural light to permeate the space during the winter.
The residence is largely composed of carefully chosen local and regional materials that will complement and evolve with the site as they age and patina over time. The palette of carefully selected architectural materials includes weathered steel, hot rolled steel, reconstituted oak and limestone.
The overall design limits its environmental impact by using sustainable strategies, such as passive cooling, natural lighting, thermal mass, infrastructure for photovoltaic panels, radiant heating, permeable surfaces, climate control erosion and maintenance-free materials. These strategies help offset the home’s carbon footprint, reducing its dependence on the grid, while ensuring good land stewardship. As a result, the building is sturdy and anchored in the landscape, yet stands on its own; a fort along the fringe immersed in its tranquil landscape.
About A+ Awards
The Architizer A+Awards are the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the best architecture of the year. Its mission is to foster appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential to positively impact everyday life.
With thousands of submissions from over 80 countries around the world, a panel of internationally acclaimed architecture and design leaders selects the top 5 submissions as finalists in each category that spans the gamut encompassing all disciplines design, project types, uses and sizes.
“We are honored and humbled to be recognized among the best in the world for our work right here in Nevada. As a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture and a second-generation Las Vegas native, I don’t couldn’t be more enthusiastic about showcasing the caliber of design coming from our city,” said Daniel Chenin, director of the practice.
People’s Choice Voting
Voting for People’s Choice among the finalists in each category is open from Tuesday, May 17 through Friday, May 27. Check out the project entry and vote here to help us win!
Private house (XL > 6000 square feet): https://www.architizerawards.com/a/page/vote-now
Residential interiors (>3000 square feet): https://www.architizerawards.com/a/page/vote-now
About Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.
Recognized as the 2021 firm of the year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada, Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. is an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio established in Las Vegas in 2014. Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. provides full service, turnkey architecture and interior design services for residential and commercial clients. www.djc-ltd.com
Jane Michael – Public Relations Consultant