AMY FINCHEM CONLEY 

Tilt 23 Studios

SAY IT LOUD - Nevada Exhibitor

Nevada Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Neri Oxman, a female, American-Israeli designer and MIT Media Lab Associate Professor, pushing the boundaries of architecture using emerging materials engineering/fabrication and computa- tional design to create forms and textures in- spired by biology.

Amy Finchem Conley

Bio:

Amy is a multi-disciplinary designer and activist dedicated to breaking down barriers within the profession. Recognized as an innovator, her 23- year career includes professional/community service and accolades: 13 People to Watch in 2013; 2014 Distinguished Women in Nevada; 18b Arts District Service recognition. Today, Amy is the Founding Principal + Lead Designer of Tilt 23 Studios, a full-service residential design firm, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Architecture at UNLV.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Growing up seeing my father’s construction company. My path included construction man- agement, structural drafting, interiors and archi- tecture. Finding my passion, I earned my bachelor degree while working in the profession and rais- ing two children.

What do you do?

As a residential designer the spaces I craft are deeply personal. My process is rooted in listening to the client to create a design that represents the intersection of site context and climate with the family’s lifestyle, personality, and passions.

What excites you in the work you do?

With a structural drafting and construction man- agement background, craftsmanship and detail- ing are central to my design approach. I thrive serving as an advocate for my client and the integrity of each design element as it’s construct- ed on site.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Neri Oxman, a female, American-Israeli designer and MIT Media Lab Associate Professor, pushing the boundaries of architecture using emerging materials engineering/fabrication and computa- tional design to create forms and textures in- spired by biology.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Founding COLAB, a non-profit dedicated to im- plementing community-based design initiatives through collaboration and mentoring. Success- ful programs such as Women in Design and the Young Guns exhibit fostered the growth of up- and-coming designers.

 

Featured Project Name: 

Prestwick Drive

 

Featured Project Location: 

La Jolla, California

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Est. April 2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Architecture, Interiors, Furnishings, Pre-Construction

 

Featured Project Description:

With a desire for privacy and to respect the neighborhood context, the home is single-story
from the street and steps down the hillside at the back. Designed to showcase art and nature, expansive glazing incorporates curated ocean views into the collection. Minimalist form and materials including concrete, basalt, Shou Sugi Ban wood, and steel convey permanence. Generous overhangs and panoramic glazed doors take advantage of the climate and blur the definition between indoor and outdoor.

 

Photography Credit:

Renderings courtesy of Tilt 23 Studios

Featured Project Name: 

City View Ridge

 

Featured Project Location: 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Est. January 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Architecture, Interiors, Furnishings, Pre-Construction

 

Featured Project Description:

Challenged to bring the outdoors inward, the design carves out living spaces without visual separation from the exterior. Extensive glazing captures mountain views to south and city lights to the west. The front courtyard provides privacy and allows natural light and connectivity with the landscape. Site orientation, clearstories and generous overhangs provide daylighting while mitigating the harsh desert sun. Light stone cladding and paving aid passive cooling to minimize energy consumption.

 

Photography Credit:

Renderings courtesy of Tilt 23 Studios

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