Many of us have grown to believe the notion that size equals success. We are constantly exposed to the popular perception that square footage is directly related to our levels of success and, presumably, level of happiness. The average American house is over 2,300 square feet, sits on a sprawling suburban lot, and is built with subpar materials with no consideration for its lifespan and impact on its surroundings.
We at NEON believe there’s a better way to design and build a home. As architects and builders, our homes acknowledge a growing desire to live more efficiently, make smarter, more responsible choices, and to be aware of our growing impact on our surroundings. We hope to work with you—each of our clients—to challenge the way we’ve been taught to live and introduce a newer, brighter way of living.
Brian is the owner and founder of NEON Architecture. With a B.S. and Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University, Brian discovered his passion for challenging existing notions within residential architecture. Brian is constantly pushing for new ideas and concepts in the housing world, and this is reflected in the work at NEON.
Steven joins the NEON team as an architect residing in Fort Wayne where he lives with his partner, Kayla, and their three children. He finds joy spending time with his family, working on projects around the house, camping, and riding his motorcycle. Steven holds a BS and Master of Architecture degree from Ball State University and has practiced architecture professionally since 2015. While he got his start in architecture on a host of public, community-centered projects, he is excited to use his expertise to design spaces which nurture and provide respite at the residential scale.
Sam enjoys long walks on the Monon and architecture. Having studied architecture at Ball State University, Sam’s work with NEON allows him to continue practicing what he is passionate about. Sam believes it is a designer's responsibility to create memorable experiences and spaces that influence one's behavior; NEON is the place where he can envision these spaces. He is a careful listener and appreciates the opportunity for hands-on experiences. Sam values craft and quality with the intention of enriching the architectural vision and experience.
Tori’s happy place includes breakfast food, board games, 70s and 80s music, a blank canvas and a bunch of paint. She studied Architecture at the University of Kentucky, where she received a B.A. and Master’s degree. Tori is passionate about creating spaces that are beautiful, functional and contribute to their community. She is eager to contribute to the work at NEON and continue to learn more about design and construction.
Few people are fortunate enough to legitimately "love what they do" as a vocation. Elena has found the perfect niche at NEON to pursue her passion for sustainable design, construction, and the creation of comfortable, innovative living spaces. She is happiest when balancing multiple projects involving new people and concepts that feed her constant curiosity for new things and places. Elena studied Construction Management at Ivy Tech Indianapolis and has a BS in Architecture from her home country of Honduras. Raised in Central America, she never lost her appreciation for simple lifestyles nor her love for nature.