Press

September 2011 Westways Magazine This Small House

Westways, the magazine for members of the Automobile Club of Southern California, featured Blue Sky Homes prototype property Rock Reach House, in Yucca Valley, California, alongside company co-founder David McAdam in a feature story about housing on a smaller scale.  Read it here.

8.20.11 The Desert Sun Naught But Blue Sky

Reporter K Kaufmann, who covers green tech for Gannett’s The Desert Sun, the Coachella Valley’s daily newspaper, wrote about Blue Sky Building Systems’ R+D Award win for the Sunday Business section.  Read it here on page 2.

8.16.11 Architect Magazine The Blue Sky Frame Wins an R+D Award

 

 

Architect Magazine, the publication of the American Institute of Architects, granted a coveted 2011 R+D Award to The Blue Sky Frame.  Read the story here starting on page 108.

8.11.11 Architects + Artisans Framing 4,700 Square Feet in Seven Days

Architectsandartisans.com, the site devoted to “thoughtful design for a sustainable world,” featured the fact that Blue Sky Building Systems framed its most recent project–a farmhouse-style residence in Malibu, California–in record time.  Read the story here. Architects and Artisans

6.21.11 Inhabitat Blue Sky Homes Completes Elegant Steel Prefab Home in Yucca Valley

 

Inhabitat.com, “a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices, and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future,” featured the recent completion of the Gordon Graham Residence in the High Desert of California.

6.21.11 Jetson Green Efficient Prefab Finished in Yucca Valley

JetsonGreen.com, the “design-oriented site for sustainable homes, natural materials, and green technology,” featured the completion of our latest project, the Gordon Graham Residence in Yucca Valley, California.

The site also made mention of Blue Sky Homes co-founder David McAdam’s upcoming appearance at Dwell on Design, the West Coast’s largest design event, on June 26.

5.14.11 The Calgary Herald  Sky’s the Limit for Steel Homes

The Calgary Herald–Alberta’s daily newspaper of note and part of the canada.com network– featured a story about British Columbia businessman Gordon Graham commissioning Blue Sky Homes to build his High Desert weekend retreat in Yucca Valley, California. Logo of Calgary Herald

4.4.11 AIArchitect  Prefabricated Steel Homes: A New Generation of Architects Reinterpret Donald Wexler’s Vision

 

 

The American Institute of Architects featured both Blue Sky Homes and the Blue Sky Building System in the “Practicing Architecture” section of AIArchitect, its biweekly eNewsletter for America’s community of architects.  Read the story here.

The American Institute of Architects AIA features Blue Sky Homes

4.1.11 Azure Magazine  Greenest Prefabs

 

 

Glossy shelter magazine Azure, which “profiles international designers and architects, reports on major trade fairs in North America and Europe, and investigates design issues related to our changing society,” prominently featured Blue Sky Homes and quoted company founder David McAdam in its May 2011 cover story, “Greenest Prefabs.”  Read it here.

Azure Magazine features Blue Sky Homes

3.28.11 CasaSugar.com  Blue Sky Homes Models in Latest CB2 Catalog

 

Popular website CasaSugar.com–whose tagline is “Home Sweet Home” and whose parent company, Sugar Inc., reaches 20 million monthly unique visitors across its three business segments–highlighted the fact that Blue Sky Homes prototype property Rock Reach House in Yucca Valley, California is featured prominently as a set in CB2′s latest catalog.  To read the CasaSugar post, click here.  To view the online catalog, click here.  To obtain a hard copy of the catalog, visit any CB2 retail store.

3.21.11 PalmSpringsLife.com First Days of Graham Residence Construction Successful

PalmSpringsLife.com, the online component of national luxury lifestyle publication Palm Springs Life, posted a second article about our next project, the Gordon Graham Residence in Yucca Valley, CA.  Read it here.

3.18.11 Builder News Design Friday: Modular Steel

Builder News, a national building trade magazine that “reaches the largest and most powerful industry professionals,” featured Blue Sky Homes’ latest project, the Gordon Graham residence, in its “Design Friday” blog.  Read the post here.

3.7.11 American Builders Quarterly  Man of Steel

 

 

American Builders Quarterly, an international glossy that “provides an industry-specific look at high-quality companies spanning all aspects of the building trade,” featured Blue Sky Homes on the cover of its March/April issue, with a Q&A interview with company founder David McAdam inside, starting on page 159.  Read it here.

3.4.11 Modern Steel Construction   Steel in the High Desert

Modern Steel Construction, “the official publication of the American Institute of Steel Construction,” wrote about Blue Sky Homes in its daily blog’s “Steel Shots” section.  Read it here. Modern Steel Construction features Blue Sky Homes

3.3.11 TreeHugger.com  Prefabs Sprout All Over USA

TreeHugger.com, the “leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream,” featured Blue Sky Homes in a round-up of the “Green, Tiny, and Luxe.”  Read it here. Treehugger.com features Blue Sky Homes

3.2.11 California Home + Design Prefab Profiles: Blue Sky Homes

CaliforniaHomeandDesign.com, the online component of California Home + Design, California’s premier shelter magazine, wrote about both the BSH prototype Rock Reach House as well as the company’s latest project, the Gordon Graham residence.  Read it here. California Home + Design features Blue Sky Homes

 

2.21.11 KCRW Steel and Shade: Donald Wexler and His Legacy …

Frances Anderton of KCRW Radio’s “DnA” in Los Angeles writes about celebrated architect Donald Wexler’s lasting legacy on those building steel houses today–including o2 Architecture and Blue Sky Homes–in her blog “Design & Architecture: A Thoughtful Look at Design and Architecture in the Modern Age.”  Read the story here.

2.20.11 mydesert.com  Steel house is light, strong and unique

Reporter K Kaufmann, who covers green tech for Gannett’s The Desert Sun, the Coachella Valley’s daily newspaper, wrote a cover story about Blue Sky Homes’ latest project for the Sunday Business section.  Read it here.

2.9.11PalmSpringsLife.com Blue Sky Homes Build Green and Fast

PalmSpringsLife.com, the online component of national luxury lifestyle publication Palm Springs Life, has posted an article about the February 14th start of our next project, the Gordon Graham Residence in Yucca Valley, CA–and will feature updates in the coming weeks.  To follow our progress, please click here.

2.2.11 WorldArchitectureNews.com A need for speed

UK-based WorldArchitectureNews.com, “the world’s leading supplier of news to the global architectural community,” featured news of our next project, the Gordon Graham Residence in Yucca Valley, California.

Read the entire post here.

2.1.11 JetsonGreen.com Blue Sky Homes to Build New Eco Home

JetsonGreen.com, the “design-oriented site for sustainable homes, natural materials, and green technology,” featured our next project, the Gordon Graham Residence in Yucca Valley, California.

Read the entire post here.

1.27.11 Blue Sky Homes LLC Press Release

Blue Sky Homes LLC, announced today that construction would begin on its next project in mid-February in Southern California.

The unique Blue Sky system provides individuals with the quickest and easiest way to have their own turnkey, architect-designed custom home with an array of green features.  It also offers any architect the ability to expand their design capabilities for their own client projects….

Read the entire press release here.

1.17.11 JetsonGreen.com Off-Grid itHouse going up in California

Popular website Jetson Green, “a cutting-edge resource for owners, renters, designers, builders, entrepreneurs, and developers of sustainable homes,” featured Blue Sky Homes’ current collaboration with Taalman Koch Architecture (the creators of the famed, off-the-grid itHouse) on the new Clearlake itHouse in Northern California (the first of many such partnerships between the two companies). Read the entire post here.

1.3.11 Dornob.com Super-Fast Prefab: Flat-Pack Steel Home Frame

Our prototype property Rock Reach House was featured alongside a highlight of other homes available in at Blue Sky Homes on Dornob.com, an interactive archive of the latest architectural, interior, furniture designs that focuses on “works that take form and function to the next level – that defy particular typologies, diverge from conventions, and are more than merely consumable objects.” Read the entire post here.

12.21.10 ArchDaily.com Blue Sky Homes / Taalman Koch

Blue Sky Homes LLC was featured on ArchDaily.com, “the world’s most visited website for architects.” The article highlighted our company’s revolutionary Blue Sky Frame (patent pending) as well as our upcoming projects for 2011, including a partnership with noted architects Linda Taalman and Alan Koch, creators of the famed, off-the-grid itHouse, who have started to use our frame as the foundation for some of their own designs. Read the complete article here.

04.10 Environmental Design + Construction Walking Lightly by David McAdam . . .

04.10 The Grissim Report (page 4) Builder Profile : High-design hybrid prefab . . .

03.08.10 dwell Magazine Online Plan of Steel by Brendan Newnam . . .

02.10 School of Interior Design A Different Approach to Prefab Homes by Blue Sky Homes . . .

12.01.09 Automated Builder Magazine Blue Sky Homes Debuts its Prototype Steel Home . . .

08.01.09 I Home (China) Magazine Blue Sky Home . . .

08.01.09 Architectural West Magazine All-Steel House Prototype by Andy Larson . . .

08.01.09 Metal Construction News The home of the future by Stefan Schumacher . . .

07.11.09 The Desert Sun Housing industry steels for its future by K Kauffmann . . .

06.30.09 Residential Architect steel prototype house rises in the desert by stephani l. miller . . .

06.29.09 HomeDesignFind.com A Steel Prefab Treads Lightly on a Desert Floor by Susan Kraemer . . .

06.21.09 Company Press Release Prototype Sustainable All Steel House Completed in Eight Weeks . . .

06.13.09 Los Angeles Times Prefab: Blue Sky Homes prototype in Yucca Valley by Craig Nakano . . .

05.18.09 Jetson Green Blue Sky HomesBlue Sky Homes Prefab Now Complete! by Preston Koerner . . .

03.18.09 Jetson Green Blue Sky Homes Yucca Valley Prefab by Preston Koerner . . .

03.18.09 Coachella Valley Green Blue Sky Homes LLC, which is championing new methods and materials . . .

03.05.09 Company Press Release Fast Construction Expected for Sustainable Steel House . . .

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Please direct all media inquiries to Daniel Vaillancourt, 323-969-8900, daniel@leevaillancourt.com.

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