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Michael Gardner at 2019 The New American Remodel

Architect launches luxury design-build firm

Michael Gardner, architect and principal of studio g Architecture, recently launched luxus Design Build, a construction firm licensed for residential and commercial building in Nevada. The firm’s first project was the 2019 New American Remodel Home near downtown Las Vegas, which debuted as the official show home for the International Builders’ Show 2019 in February and sold for $4.6 million less than a month later.

Gardner founded studio g Architecture in 2010 and is a licensed architect in 16 states in the United States and in New South Wales, Australia. His residential architecture work includes the National Association of Home Builders’ 2013 and 2016 New American Home projects. He also has designed numerous private residences in luxury communities including The Ridges, Ascaya, MacDonald Highlands and the Waldorf Astoria. His commercial architecture work includes hotels, offices, bars, retail and entertainment spaces in Tennessee, Texas and New York, among others.

“I founded luxus Design Build because I wanted to offer my clients a true luxury experience from concept to creation,” Gardner said. “We offer a fully integrated team of licensed architects, licensed and registered interior designers and licensed contractors that all have formal education and years of experience. We are cohesively working together toward the same goal, and it shows in both the enhanced experience for the clients as well as their completed projects.”

The firm has appointed Bridgette Slater as its director of operations.

Slater has her degree in construction management and is a licensed general contractor herself. Before joining the luxus Design Build team, she came from a local high-end design-build firm and has experience in estimating, purchasing and pre-construction and construction management specific to the Las Vegas custom home industry.

Working directly alongside Slater is, Larry Slife, the project manager and Tedd Bennett, the assistant project manager.

Slife served as the project manager for the 2019 New American Remodel and has worked in the Southern Nevada construction industry since 1977.

The Las Vegas native has constructed buildings that range from banks and restaurants to apartments and ultra-luxury homes, including a $3 million penthouse in the Veer Towers along the Strip that was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Before luxus Design Build, he worked for a luxury homebuilder as the senior project manager.

“Together, we are a team of experience, formal education, and passion that has streamlined the process of designing and building a unique and modern luxury home,” Gardner said. “Because of the cohesive nature of the team, we estimate costs more efficiently and really have fine tuned what has traditionally been a disjointed process between an architect and contractor. We are with our clients from start to finish.”

Luxus Design Build is a licensed Nevada contractor, license number 83151. For more information, call 702-381-6112 or visit luxusdesignbuild.com.  Michael Gardner founded studio g Architecture in 2010 and Luxus Design Build in 2018, both based in Henderson.

He has received several field-related honors and awards, and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and certified through the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.

He is LEED AP certified and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, demonstrating his commitment to sustainable design and development within his field.

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Architect launches luxury design-build firm

LG Solar Panels, Energy Star Appliances Bring Green Technology To 2019 ‘New American Remodel’ Home

LG Named Official Partner for NAHB’s Net-Zero Showcase Home

This article was originally published at PRNewsWire, written by LG Electronics USA, on February 20, 2019.

Advanced solar panels and energy efficient home appliances from LG Electronics are delivering high-performance energy savings and unparalleled design to The New American Remodel® (TNAR), the official show home of the 2019 International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas this week.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named LG Electronics USA official partner for the “net zero” TNAR home in the Nevada desert. The New American Remodel is a state-of-the-art modern day marvel that exemplifies how even the most basic house can be transformed into a high-performance home when integrating today’s building practices that enhance energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety and universal design.

Michael Gardner, principal of studio g ARCHITECTURE and Luxus Design Build, builder of The New American Remodel 2019, said, “We hope this ‘net zero’ home, designed and being built to achieve the NGBS (National Green Building Standards) ‘Emerald’ designation, will feel totally different than all other show homes.” Supported by LG solar panels and efficient appliances, “TNAR blends West Coast design with farm-style living, and integrates a heavy use of organic materials and elements of nature to bring it all together.”

LG NeON 2 Solar Panels

Key to TNAR’s environmental sustainability is the rooftop installation of high-efficiency LG solar modules. All told, four dozen 60-cell LG NeON 2® solar panels are powering the home. These 330-watt panels combine a new level of performance and flexibility for homeowners seeking to save on utility bills and take positive steps for the environment. LG NeON 2 panels, supported by best-in-class 25-year product and performance warranties, feature LG’s Cello™ technology that reduces electrical loss, while boosting power output and reliability.

LG Ultimate Laundry Room

A highlight of TNAR is the “LG Ultimate Laundry Room,” built around an ENERGY STAR® certified LG front-load washer-dryer pair. It also features the premium LG Styler clothing care system. With the gentle power of steam (no chemicals), the LG Styler reduces wrinkles and odors from clothing to extend the life of clothing in between dry cleanings. It’s certified as asthma and allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and can refresh up to four garments – including pressing a pair of pants – simultaneously. The LG Styler was honored this week by the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council with the 2019 Spark Award for innovation in the residential building industry.

Another NAHB project in Las Vegas this week, The New American Home, also features the LG Ultimate Laundry Room, highlighted by LG TWINWash,™ the industry’s first two-washer system. The traditional LG front-load washer with the LG SideKick™ pedestal washer enables consumers to tackle two loads of laundry at once or independently. The LG Ultimate Laundry Room’s lineup of ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers lead the industry in reliability, according to a leading U.S. consumer products publication. The recognition adds to LG’s already distinguished reputation. LG home appliances earned more 2018 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Awards for appliances than any other manufacturer for the second year in a row.*

LG ENERGY STAR Certified 4K Ultra HD TVs

Rounding out the energy efficient technologies in TNAR are LG ENERGY STAR® certified TVs featured throughout home, from “Man-Cave” to the great room to the master bedroom. These 75-, 65- and 55-inch class LG 4K Ultra HD TVs deliver four times the resolution of HDTV with advanced smart and artificial intelligence capabilities.

New Energy Storage Systems

During Design & Construction Week, across town at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the LG booth at the 2019 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (#C6307) is highlighting LG Electronics’ entry into the fast-growing U.S. market for residential energy storage solutions, complementing the company’s solar module technologies. LG has introduced two advanced new LG Energy Storage Systems for American homeowners: an AC-coupled 5.0 kW system for those who already have solar panels of any type on their homes and a DC-coupled 7.6 kW system as part of a new installation of LG solar panels.

Each year, the The New American Remodel program selects an existing home for a comprehensive remodel to demonstrate the very latest in building techniques, concepts, materials and designs. Thousands of building professionals from around the world come to tour TNAR and leave with countless ideas to incorporate into their own projects.

Tours of the home are offered to all registered attendees of the 2019 International Builders’ Show and the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, through Feb. 21. Complimentary shuttle buses from the Las Vegas Convention Center to the show home are available.

About LG Solar

LG Solar is a leading provider of high-efficiency solar modules to the U.S. commercial and residential markets. The U.S. LG Solar business is part of the LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division based in Lincolnshire, Ill. LG’s U.S. solar module production will start in Huntsville, Ala., in spring 2019. LG Electronics USA Inc., headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $54 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. www.LG.com/solarwww.LGsolutions.com

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $55 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and vehicle components. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. www.LG.com.

*J.D. Power ranked LG highest in 2018 customer satisfaction with top-mount freezer refrigerators four years in a row, with top-load washers and free-standing ranges for two years in a row and with side-by-side refrigerators for the first time. LG received the highest numerical score in the respective segments of the J.D. Power 2018 Laundry and Kitchen Appliance Satisfaction Study, based on 18,215 (kitchen) and 8,629 (laundry) total responses, measuring customer opinions about their new appliance purchased in the previous 12 months, surveyed March-April 2018. Your experiences may vary.  Visit jdpower.com.