DesignLens Top Leaders of 2016

In this video, Mollie Carmichael provides an inside look at how DesignLens selects the products and masterplans for the monthly editions and gives insight on the leadership team behind the selection process. She also proudly presents 2016’s Top 10 Home Leaders, Top Masterplan Leader, and Top Design Leader.

What is DesignLens?

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Established in 2001, DesignLens is the building industry’s largest online library of photo tours for:

  • Model homes
  • Master-planned communities
  • Historical neighborhoods
  • Town/commercial centers

The 1000+ communities and developments depicted on DesignLens have been chosen for their innovations in architecture, design, land planning, and/or historical significance.

Monthly Publication of 8—10 Innovative Projects

New communities and topics featured each month will include:

  • 5–7 new home projects
  • 1 masterplan
  • 1 historical neighborhood

Each community will include if applicable:

  • Photo tour with narration
  • Site plan
  • Floor plans
  • Project stats
  • Included features
  • Consultant information

These communities join a database of over 1000 communities and developments currently on the site.

A Photo Library of Inspiring Designs

You can search the over 100,000 images stored in the DesignLens archives by:

  • Architectural styles
  • Exterior features
  • House widths
  • Housing types
  • Interior details
  • Regions
  • Square footages

Along with the photographs, DesignLens offers floor plans, site plans, and written analyses that all help profile some of the country’s finest examples of residential and commercial development.

A Resource that Gives You a Competitive Edge

DesignLens also provides communication tools that let you share this valuable information with clients and colleagues:

  • Create slideshows for design boards and presentations
  • Share images and ideas with clients from remote locations
  • Make folders of your favorite product solutions


Click here to view our latest Design Trends where we feature a sample DesignLens newsletter release that paid subscribers receive on a monthly basis. We also feature Building Market Intelligence releases that pertain to great design.