DesignLens | John Burns Real Estate Consulting


Online Image Tours and
Analysis of Great Communities

DesignLens is the building industry’s resource for innovative design solutions loved by both builders and homeowners:
  • 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.

Through March 2018, DesignLens contains photos and analysis of:
  • 808 new home communities
  • 123 historic neighborhoods
  • 108 masterplans

Monthly Publication of 6—10 Innovative Communities

New communities and topics featured each month include:

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

Each community includes:

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

A Photo Library of Inspiring Designs

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

  • Architectural styles
  • Density per acre
  • Exterior features
  • House widths
  • Housing types
  • Interior details
  • Lot size
  • Regions
  • Square footages

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

Exclusive Invitation to the Housing Design Summit

Bringing together the most creative and inspiring minds in the new home industry.

DesignLens subscribers are given priority invitation to our exclusive housing design conference. Every year, The Housing Design Summit is an exclusive opportunity for the most creative minds in the housing industry to learn from each other, and to build a network of people who can help each other make great decisions year round.

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For customized design insight for your community, contact any of our consulting leaders:


Jenni Lantz
Jenni Lantz, Manager | DesignLens
Denver, CO
(720) 328-1530

Adam Artunian
Adam Artunian, Vice President
Irvine, CA
(949) 870-1213

Dan Fulton
Dan Fulton, Senior Vice President
Washington, DC
(703) 447-7171

Danielle Leach
Danielle Leach, Consulting Manager
Chicago, IL
(847) 812-3925

David Jarvis
David Jarvis, Senior Vice President
Houston, TX
(713) 906-3829

Dean Wehrli
Dean Wehrli, Senior Vice President
Sacramento, CA
(916) 508-2932

Don Walker
Don Walker, President and CFO
San Diego, CA
(858) 281-7212

Ken Perlman
Ken Perlman, Principal
San Diego, CA
(858) 281-7214

Kristine Smale
Kristine Smale, Senior Manager
Fort Myers, FL
(239) 300-5057

Lesley Deutch
Lesley Deutch, Principal
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 998-5814

Pete Reeb
Pete Reeb, Principal
San Diego, CA
(858) 281-7216

Steve Burch
Steve Burch, Senior Vice President
Phoenix, AZ
(248) 797-4469