Grace KO

Grace was born in Seoul, South Korea, and spent her formative years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to San Francisco, California to pursue her studies in design. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, California. With over 8 years of design experience, Grace’s recent works include luxury residential projects in Honolulu, Hawaii and Las Vegas, Nevada. Her focused experience in hospitality design has allowed her to work with international hotel brands. While a designer at TAL Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada, Grace was the project designer for world renowned properties, including: The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, Malliouhana Resort in Anguilla, British West Indies, Wynn Resorts in Cotai, Macau, and The Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, California.
 
Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Grace worked at the Honolulu studio of Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG). At WATG, her projects ranged from international resorts to domestic hotel renovations. Her roles have taken her abroad, like traveling to Hangzhou, China to participate in design presentations. Now living in Honolulu, Hawaii, Grace has undeniably been influenced by a multitude of varied cultures and a worldly aesthetic. She is particularly inspired by the interplay of traditions and how they blend and meld to create a vision unique in their own right. Grace's sensibility for composition and fluency for detail serve her well as a Project Designer for Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. 

DANIEL JOSEPH CHENIN LTD 2017

Anthony brings to Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd. and its clients over 32 years of international experience in the architecture and interior design industry, with expertise in design and project management in the areas of hospitality, residential, office/commercial, retail, airport and civic design. 


From designing an ecological resort in Costa Rica to working on local penthouses and homes for industry giants, Anthony has a penchant for challenging projects for the most discerning clients.  Though adept at computer-aided design, Anthony emanates from the old school of paper and pencil sketching, where he often utilizes pencils, pens, markets and watercolors with a high-level of design sensitivity and attention to detail to bring ideas to life. Anthony’s fascination with timeless design can be traced back to growing up in a classic mid-century Mid-Western ranch adorned with mid-century furnishings. 


After graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University of Ohio, Anthony headed to California’s Bay Area, where he worked on a variety of retail and residential projects, including the retail store build-out of Gucci's Union Square boutique in San Francisco, while he was a Job Captain at Gensler.  Anthony also worked with HOK for several years in their San Francisco Office as well as for residential architect Mark Dziewulski.  Anthony eventually made his way to TAL Studio in Las Vegas, where he had worked for the past 5 years prior to joining Daniel Joseph Chenin, ltd. as a Project Director.

ANTHONY PENT, ASSOCIATE AIA

DANIEL CHENIN, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Daniel, the firm’s Principal, is an award-winning architect with over 18 years of combined experience in architecture and interior design.  He is a licensed architect in Arizona, Nevada, & Florida, certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  Additionally, Daniel is a proponent of environmentally-sensitive design and is a LEED accredited professional with a specialized credential in Building Design and Construction (BD+C).  Setting Daniel apart from other architects is his ability to offer integrated design services, drawing from his diverse background, including almost a decade of premium interior design experience for brands such as Four Seasons, Auberge Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, and Starwood Hotels (W Hotel).  Prior to starting his boutique design firm, Daniel was the Director of TAL Studio, an award-winning hospitality interior design studio with top-tier destination commissions throughout the world.  Prior to TAL Studio, Daniel worked as a Senior Designer at the award-winning regional architecture firm, Tate Snyder Kimsey and his roots go back to being an intern in the late 90s at the internationally-published architecture firm, Assemblage Studio under the direction of architect Eric Strain. Daniel's experience areas include hospitality design, corporate office design, and residential design.

In addition to Daniel's practical knowledge and experiences, from 2002 - 2012 and currently (2017), he has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Architecture. Daniel has taught design studios at the foundation and the upper division levels in both interior design and architecture, including creating a Corporate Branding and Interior Design semester-long course where students were taught how to theoretically rebrand prestigious companies through the built form of the companies’ corporate headquarters and/or retail spaces. 

Daniel’s talents, work ethic, attention to detail, and focus on customer service, have earned him an excellent reputation among clients, peers, vendors, his students and the community.  In recognition of Daniel’s leadership in design, service to the profession and the community, he was the recipient of the coveted AIA Western Mountain Region (WMR) Young Architect Award for the year 2014, the AIA Nevada Young Architect Award for the year 2012, and the AIA Nevada Distinguished Service Associate Award for the year 2010. Daniel has served multiple times on the AIA Las Vegas Board of Directors, and served as the AIA National Young Architect representative for the AIA WMR during 2014-2015. Additionally, for the past six years, Daniel has been appointed to the AIA Nevada Executive Committee as the NCARB Architect Licensing Advisor for the State of Nevada.


Daniel is currently the Design Review Architect for Discovery Land Company’s Las Vegas development in Summerlin, “The Summit” custom home lot community.  In his role, Daniel oversees the review and approval of every architectural submission for each custom designed home from predesign through completion to ensure adherence to The Summit Design Guidelines.  

Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture (2002) and Masters in Architecture (2005) from UNLV where he graduated first in his class and was awarded the Fielden Medal for Academic Excellence in Architecture and the College of Fine Arts’ Most Outstanding Graduate Scholarship.​