Las Vegas is best known for its numerous casinos and attractions. Nicknamed the “Sin City” and the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas has a bustling nightlife and serves as the state’s financial and cultural center. Tanking and rating website Niche, places the city in the top 50 of several categories, including “Most Diverse Cities in America,” “Best Places to Retire,” and “Best Places for Young Professionals in Nevada.”
If you are looking to build a home in Las Vegas, this list features 10 of the best residential architects working in Las Vegas, Nevada. These architects and firms have extensive craft expertise and decades of combined experience when it comes to designing functional homes without compromising beauty.
The Best Residential Architects in Las Vegas, Nevada
Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.
6785 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 9, Las Vegas, NV 89119
About Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.
Established in 2014, Daniel Joseph Chenin is an eight-year-old firm that creates luxury hospitality, residential, and commercial spaces throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, and Mount Charleston. The firm offers architectural design, custom homes, green building, sustainable design, project management, interior design, and a number of additional services.
The firm is led by Daniel J. Chenin, an accredited architect with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Chenin also works as the Nevada Licensing Advisor of the NCARB and as a part-time professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture. Chenin has led the firm to awards from prestigious organizations, including the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Architizer, NAIOP Southern Nevada, and AIA Nevada.
Overlooking the Las Vegas strip, the Fort 137 in the Summit development is a luxury single-family home designed by Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. Focusing on earth elements and neutral tones, the client requested the design to be environmentally conscious and to opt for native and locally-sourced components. The firm was able to incorporate a 75,000-pound boulder as the focal point of the property’s entrance and points to the design’s emphasis on earth materials. The design process was able to limit not only the initial and pre-construction impact on the environment but also the home’s carbon footprint and dependence on electricity. The home’s design won the 2018 AIA Local Awards.
studio g ARCHITECTURE
1879 Whitney Mesa Drive, Henderson, NV 89014
About studio g ARCHITECTURE
studio g ARCHITECTURE, established in 2010, specializes in architectural design and energy-efficient homes for clients in Nevada as well as Colorado, California, New York, Arizona, and Texas. The firm is dedicated to offering high-quality architectural design services via a collaborative approach. Thanks to its devotion to creating detailed designs, studio g ARCHITECTURE has been featured in several publications, including Vegas Magazine, Kev’s Best, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Nevada Business Magazine.
Michael Gardner, AIA, NCARB, the firm’s principal and founder, oversees residential and commercial projects. With over two decades of experience in the architecture industry, and certification as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Gardner leads a group of certified professionals giving their clients quality design solutions within their budgets. This year, Gardner was recognized as an Industry Leader in Residential Real Estate Development by the Vegas Inc’s Real Estate Awards.
Featured here is a LEED-certified residence in Las Vegas, designed by studio g Architecture, which is a one-story minimalist residential project. The residence has an open floor plan that uses a monochromatic palette of white and gray, specifically white walls and gray flooring. The project also includes a music area and a tiled patio with a roof extension and a fire pit.
7900 W Sunset Road, Suite 501, Las Vegas, NV 89113
About Blue Heron
Blue Heron is an architectural company headquartered in Las Vegas, specializing in the design of custom and energy-efficient homes. The firm is committed to creating home designs that harmonize with their natural environments and surroundings. This firm aims to improve the client’s daily living experience by providing innovative design solutions.
Established in 2004, the firm has completed projects in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Spring Valley, Summerlin, and Boulder City. With Tyler Jones as the CEO and founder, Blue Heron has amassed numerous awards throughout the years, including the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) Gold Nugget Grand Award and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) New American Home.
The Vegas Modern 001 was featured on multiple real estate and news websites during its sale in 2021. The $25,000,000 property was designed by Blue Heron and was at that time the biggest sale in the history of Las Vegas. Built with wood and stone, the 15,000-square-foot mansion showcases a contrast between the choice of raw materials and the precise and refined craftsmanship. The home features a transparent staircase, a reflection pool that links the great room and master bedroom, and an open bedroom that can be accessed through the glass bridge, which also leads to a stunning view of the desert.
1949 Davina Street, Henderson, NV 89074
Adapture is a full-service architecture studio based in Las Vegas and Minneapolis. Founded in 2008 by Jason Strodl, AIA, the company’s style combines modern architecture with research and contextual design to provide creative design solutions for its clients. It specializes in residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. The firm takes a collaborative approach when it comes to finalizing designs, balancing the client’s ideas and Adapture’s years of experience in the industry. The company has appeared in several publications, including the Nevada Preservation Foundation: Vintage Vegas Home Tour in 2017, Architecture Las Vegas in 2016, and the Las Vegas Magazine in 2011.
In 2017, Adapture won the Architecture Single Residence Nevada Award for its design of the Pavillion, located in Las Vegas. The 1,823-square-foot space was designed to be a living indoor and outdoor entertainment and recreation area within the city. With its surroundings in mind, the project blends the property by working with the water features, air flow, desert landscaping, and adding retractable pocket doors. The Pavillion overlooks the Redrock Mountains and has a clear view of the sunset, which can be enjoyed by onlookers thanks to the extended limestone patio.
Hoogland Architecture, Ltd.
6280 S Valley View Boulevard, Suite 742, Las Vegas, NV 89118
About Hoogland Architecture, Ltd.
Hoogland Architecture is backed by a team of professional architects and designers. Since its inception in 2011, Hoogland Architecture has been putting together various projects, including custom homes, kitchen and bathroom renovations, landscape design, interior design, and green building. As a result, the firm has solidified its reputation in the design industry thanks to its timeless creativity and attention to detail. The firm ensures a personalized approach to designing by partnering closely with the client and ensuring that their needs and budgets are taken into consideration. With principal Henry CJ Hoogland, a LEED and NCARB-accredited architect, Hoogland Architecture strives to create functional and original spaces that will last for generations to come. Hoogland has extensive experience in the field of architecture and has been published in both academic journals and industry publications.
Completed in 2014 is the Arrowhead, a modern adaptation of the Domus—the high-class Roman dwelling. The 7,000-square-foot property is located in Las Vegas and features thick, deep-colored copper on the exterior of the home as a display of luxury. Upon entering the address, a calm interior courtyard welcomes the guests. A smooth harmony of neutral colors can be seen all over the interior, including dark wood ceilings and tiles which are placed against the white, concrete walls.
Pinnacle Architectural Studio
9484 W Flamingo Road, Suite #370, Las Vegas, NV 89147
About Pinnacle Architectural Studio
Pinnacle Architectural Studio operates out of its office in Las Vegas, offering its clients a highly collaborative design approach. The firm has worked on luxury, high-end projects in Las Vegas, Utah, Arizona, New York, and overseas in Saudi Arabia. The firm is known for its affinity for contemporary and traditional designs, including Mediterranean and Tuscany. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Pinnacle Architectural Studio has created a professional team that matches the client’s design ideas with the best quality materials and processes. The firm has been featured multiple times in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and on Realtor.com
Featured is the 7,600-square-foot custom home in the Red Rock Country Club in Summerlin. With the challenge of not blocking the view but also not letting too much heat come in, a door and window system was incorporated into the design. Stone and bricks were used on both the exterior and interior finishings, which contrasts with the antique, hand-hewed limestone flooring that extends from the back patio to the courtyard.
Richard Luke Architects P.C.
9061 W Sahara Avenue, #105, Las Vegas, NV 89117
About Richard Luke Architects P.C.
Richard Luke Architects, established in 1986, is an award-winning firm that specializes in architectural design for clients in Las Vegas. The firm is dedicated to offering high-quality architectural design services for luxury residential projects and it takes pride in every project it oversees. For its team of accredited professionals, led by Richard Luke, a satisfied client is crucial. Luke holds a degree in Architecture with honors from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, and has over three decades of experience in the industry.
The Tobian Residence in Las Vegas is a modern residence with minimalist features, using white as the overall color scheme for both the interior and exterior. Marble flooring was used to complete the home’s luxurious atmosphere by blending with the light walls. The mid-sized minimalist kitchen was given white cabinets and glass countertops, while adjacent to it is the open-plan living room. Step or tray ceilings can be found all over the design, especially in the living room, the bathrooms, and the bedrooms.
Marc Lemoine Architecture LLC
9081 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 210, Las Vegas, NV 89117
About Marc Lemoine Architecture LLC
Marc Lemoine Architecture (MLA), founded in 1996, is a full-service architectural firm and licensed in several states. The firm’s services—offered to the greater Las Vegas area—include custom homes, multi-family homes, office buildings, and tenant improvements. Marc Lemoine, the owner of MLA, invites people from various professions and areas of expertise to provide insight and assistance to make the client’s vision a reality while carefully observing their budget and timeframe. MLA’s attention to detail and dedication to providing quality customer service could be described as similar to a concierge, according to the firm’s reviews.
MLA designed the TO Residence in Las Vegas, which is a 5,500-square-foot single-level home that features multiple entertainment and recreational facilities. The basement contains most of these facilities, which include dual bowling lanes, a bar, a lounge, a gaming area, a home theater, and a sports area complete with a court and an 18-foot ceiling. Completed in 2015, the TO Residence was designed with concrete exteriors and placed at an angle to take advantage of the view.
6807 Ponderos Way, Suite B, Las Vegas, NV 89118
About GT/AD Studio
Established in 2018, GT/AD Studio creates sustainable architectural designs throughout the five continents. From urban high-rise buildings to educational facilities to industrial parks and custom residential dwellings, this firm provides innovative, energy-efficient, and functional approaches to accommodate its clients’ preferences.
Its founder, Ignacio Gonzalez, successfully led another self-owned firm—Ignacio Gonzalez Architects or IGA—prior to GT/AD Studio. With board certification from the NCARB and licenses in several states including Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida, and Texas, Gonzalez’s extensive experience and hands-on approach to design have led him to create another firm after 36 years. With Gonzalez as the principal, GT/AD Studio designed the Alvarez Residence in Las Vegas, which features a contemporary stucco design.
MK Architecture, LLC
50 East Serene Avenue, Unit 414, Las Vegas, NV 89123
About MK Architecture, LLC
Since its founding in 2018, MK Architecture has provided architectural and interior design services to customers in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Sloan, Spring Valley, and the surrounding area. The firm delivers a complete, client-driven approach from the architecture side where any project owner can be assured that their dedication will be seen through the design. MK Architecture has a vast portfolio, with projects ranging from custom homes to retail.
Currently, the firm is working on three projects with a total value of almost $5,000,000. The featured project is a new custom home in Las Vegas. The single-family home has two floors and a white, black, and gray palette. Extending from the second floor is a balcony with glass railings; an outdoor staircase with a similar railing leads to the pool from the upper deck.