Fort 137

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Private House
  • Company/Firm
    Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Daniel Joseph Chenin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
  • Architect
    Daniel Joseph Chenin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
  • Interior Designer
    Daniel Joseph Chenin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
    Stetson Ybarra, Stephen Morgan, Daniel Joseph Chenin
  • Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada - USA
  • Project Date
    July 2021
  • Project Link

Located in Nevada along the western most point of the Las Vegas Valley with unobstructed views of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area to its northwest and Spring Mountain along the southwest, Fort 137 is an environmentally conscious home comprised 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 daylighting, along with expansive views. Deep, louvered roof overhangs help minimize heat gain by providing shade during summer months while allowing natural light to permeate the space during the winter.

The residence is largely comprised of carefully chosen native and regionally sourced materials that will compliment and evolve with the site as they age and patina over time. The carefully curated architectural material palette includes weathered steel, reconstituted oak, and limestone.

The overall design limits its environmental impact using sustainable strategies, such as, passive cooling, daylighting, thermal mass, infrastructure for photovoltaic panels, radiant heating, permeable surfaces, and robust materials.

Established in 2014, Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. is an international award-winning, design studio redefining luxury with an integrated approach that blurs the lines between design disciplines and project typologies. Drawing upon experience crafting luxury hospitality spaces for top tier international brands, the firm is focused on delivering exceptional service and design quality across a range of project types in both architecture and interior design.

Other prizes
2022 Official Selection and Finalist - London International Creative Competition - Build (Architecture) 2022 Official Selection, Finalist and Honorable Mention - London International Creative Competition - Decorate (Interiors) 2022 IDA International Design Awards - Interior Design Gold Winner in Sustainable Living 2022 IDA International Design Awards - Architecture Bronze Winner in Sustainable Living Gray Magazine Awards 2022 Finalist; 2022 BLT Built Award Jury Top Pick and Winner Residential Architecture and Interiors, Master Prize 2022 - Best of the Best, Fort 137 Residential Interior; Architizer A+Awards 2022 Jury Award Private House (XL >6000 sf) category; Architizer A+Awards 2022 Peoples Choice Residential Interiors (>3000 sf) category; ANDYZ Awards 2022 Best Individual Residential Space Over 3,000 sf; ANDYZ Awards 2022 Best Multiple Residential Spaces Over 3,000 sf; ANDYZ Awards 2022 Best Residential Outdoor Space; American Institute of Architects 2021 - Nevada Chapter - Merit Award (Built)