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5 Truths of an Architectural Steward

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with C.P. Drewett of Drewett Works Driven, talented, and passionate about “creating art for living and resolving complex challenges with captivating design,” architect C.P. Drewett, AIA of Drewett Works cares deeply about his projects and the people involved. This level of attention and care began at an early age when C.P. worked closely with his father, building, remodeling, and crafting homes and custom furniture. C.P. gained a great appreciation for solidifying connections and perfecting details in these … Read More

How Interior Design is about Balancing the Right Choices

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Dana Lyon of The Refined Group ­ REFINED SIMPLICITY: How interior design is about balancing the right choices For Dana Lyon, founder and principal designer of The Refined Group (formerly Palm Design Group), interior design is about making sophisticated choices to reveal the unique beauty of her client’s taste and style. This means every project goes through a literal process of refinement, where colors, materials, and finishes are selected and balanced to … Read More

Hope’s Windows – Where Ancient History Meets Modern Welding

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Hope’s Windows Last winter, Team DSC® traveled to Jamestown, New York. Many great things have come from this small town in Upstate New York, a few worth mentioning being Lucille Ball and DSC President Jerry Meek’s grandmother who actually went to school with the famous comedian. This last trip to Jamestown was made with the purpose to visit Hope’s Windows, Inc., the world’s preeminent manufacturer of custom steel windows and doors.  During our time … Read More

The Journey Towards Sustainable Craftsmanship

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Larry Langhurst and Bernie Becker of Woodesign When Woodesign owners Larry Langhurst and Bernie Becker combined their talents, skill, and expertise in 1979, they began delivering signature woodworking that blended magnificent craftsmanship with superior service while infusing the principles of sustainability. Now more than 35 years later, Woodesign is leading the charge together with DSC to raise the bar on green building so it is not just an outstanding achievement, but … Read More

How Architecture Inspires A Rich Life

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design Associates Mark Candelaria, AIA founded Candelaria Design Associates to help his clients take their “daily experience of living in their personal environment to the highest level.” Celebrating 35 years of a successful architectural career that first began with icon George Christiansen, FAIA, Mark learned early on that combining his passion for architecture, travel, good food, and great company is the most powerful tool he has to enliven his client’s custom … Read More

6 Perspectives That Will Forever Change Your Idea of Modern Architecture

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Brent Kendle of Kendle Design Collaborative Discreetly tucked away among the Sonoran Desert trees in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ is Kendle Design Collaborative, a consortium of architectural modernists whose cutting edge custom residential designs elevate both those who live in the homes and the environment in which the home and its inhabitants live. Knowing that great architecture is more than just clean lines and the incorporation of clarified materials, Brent Kendle, President … Read More

6 Actions Your Competition Won’t Do To Earn Client Trust

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Allan Rosenthal of Linear Fine Woodworking “Money is not my client’s problem. Knowing who to trust is. The greatest commodity I think that any company can have is trust with a client. That’s what we strive for.” We asked Allan Rosenthal, leader of the European-style craftsmen at Linear Fine Woodworking, his secret to earning the trust of not only his clients, but also his team of over 20 years. The 3rd-generation woodworker and Phoenix … Read More

5 Ways to Achieve Top Quality Interior Design

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Donna Vallone of Vallone Design DONNA VALLONE WITH HER FAMILY Interior designer Donna Vallone, ASID, Allied, has transitioned from owning Berkley House to ten years of designing interiors for Anne Gale of Wiseman and Gale, the “grand dame” of Southwest luxury design, and back again to owning her own business since 2001 as the president and lead designer of Vallone Design. Leveraging over three decades of design business expertise, Donna Vallone has … Read More

4 Questions Answered by a Visionary Arizona Landscape Designer

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Jeff Berghoff of Berghoff Design Group Jeff Berghoff has always had a vision to do things differently. This vision has enabled him to reinvent the concept of custom home gardens so they are not just attractive landscapes, but an experience that is alive with spirit and personality. More recently, Jeff celebrated the premiere of his conceptual photography exhibit Visions of Garden Life where he merged his three loves – Architecture, Garden … Read More

6 Questions Answered by an Arizona Real Estate Icon

PROFILES IN EXCELLENCE with Walt Danley of Walt Danley Realty Celebrating his 40th year in the real estate industry, Walt Danley has led a high-caliber team of realty professionals as President of Walt Danley Realty. With his leadership, the team today is revered as one of Arizona’s premier real estate brokerage firms. Providing world-class service to the crème de la crème of Arizona homeowners, Walt Danley and his real estate associates have proven that hard work, integrity, and an acute sensitivity to … Read More