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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

HOUZZ – Winged-Roof Home Soars To Capture Desert Views

When Randy Knight found a 3-acre parcel of land with unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain, an iconic landmark that straddles the Arizona cities of Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale, he knew he couldn’t build an ordinary home on the desert site. “I knew I wanted something unique and modern,” says Knight, who has built and remodeled numerous homes over the years. “My only requirement was that the house have no stairs. Other than that, I … Read More

Professional Builder – Smooth Moves

The winners of this year’s Professional Builder Design Awards show design virtuosity, skillful site use, and eco-smarts. The soaring canopy of intersecting roof planes is your first sign that Dancing Light is special and worthy of the Project of the Year and Gold Awards. Builder Jerry Meek, president of Desert Star Construction, says the home took 22 months to complete. Click on the article or read more here: Professional Builder Magazine – Smooth Moves Project of … 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

In Pursuit of The American Dream

On June 6, 2017, Marcos Castro, longtime Team DSC® friend and colleague, took the Oath of Allegiance that completed his journey to becoming a United States citizen. Born in Mexico, Marcos has consistently dedicated his life to being a good citizen – for his community, his friends, and most especially for his wife and two young children. This can be witnessed in the high level of care and skill he commits to every DSC and … Read More

My First Job Site By Jerry Meek

I remember my very first job site. It was my childhood home. And my dad was the one building it. It was late in the summer of 1964… I was almost 5 years old and loved doing anything my dad did. That afternoon, while my father put up walls at the house that would eventually become our home, I decided I should help—putting in floors! That’s what I would do. Even at 5 years old, … 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

In Business Magazine – First-Ever ‘Master of the Southwest’ Specializing in Home Building

The first ever recipient of the Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner specializing in home building was officially announced in an award ceremony held recently at the Scottsdale Design Center. Jerry Meek, President of DSC, is first recipient of the award in its 27-year history whose services and company focuses solely on custom luxury home building. Click on the article or read more here: In Business Magazine – First-Ever ‘Master of the Southwest’ Specializing in … Read More