The Nordby Effect

Michael Quesenbury, CSI, CDT, LEEP AP

As senior project manager of Nordby Signature Homes, Michael Quesenbury’s responsibilities encompass guiding the owner and team through the entire project life cycle; from navigating the entitlement & permit process, assistance in the design development, managing project costs and scheduling, to project commissioning and occupancy. With over 22 years of experience ranging from field work as a carpenter then superintendent to his current role as a senior project manager and estimator, Michael oversees the management of luxury estate projects, bringing a sensitive eye to design and detail, attention to quality, accurate accounting, and open communication with all members of the project team. Michael joined the Nordby team this year as a senior project manager to guide the growth of Signature Homes with a special focus on luxury estate projects.
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6 Tips For Winning A Design Award

Posted by Michael Quesenbury, CSI, CDT, LEEP AP on Apr 26, 2021 11:22:42 AM

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is known for bringing together licensed architects, industry professionals, and people seeking educational and networking opportunities to share the latest news and resources to continually push building architecture and design to new heights.

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Success with High-end Finishes is Defined in the Details

Posted by Michael Quesenbury, CSI, CDT, LEEP AP on Jul 11, 2019 3:58:00 PM

Luxury homes are filled with beautiful finishes that are highly coordinated with other finishes, furnishings and the landscape exterior.  Often, these finishes are expensive, bespoke, and tend to have a long lead time to procure.  But specifying exotic or rare materials is not the end means to designing and building a custom, luxury building. There is a certain art and skill required to seamlessly and successfully install high-end finishes.

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Topics: signature homes, craftsmanship, high end finishes

8 Tips for Improving the Odds of Winning a Design Award

Posted by Michael Quesenbury, CSI, CDT, LEEP AP on Nov 29, 2018 2:30:00 PM

I had a very unique opportunity this Fall.  I was asked to help facilitate the AIA Chicago’s jury review of the Redwood Empire’s AIA 2018 Design Awards as one of their Board Members.  A quick Expedia booking, a 12P P.M. red-eye to Chicago, a Blue Train to the Chicago AIA Headquarters, a 6-hour deliberation followed by the Blue Train and 12 P.M. return flight to San Francisco, I had an interesting 24-hour insight to the review of what happens in AIA Design Awards review process.  The following are some of the take-aways for helping submitting firms understand the thinking of a jury.

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Topics: AIA Redwood Empire, design awards