Who We Are

Expertise and Award-Winning Talent

PHNX Development is an unprecedented collaborative partnership between architect and builder. We are the only design/build team in the state of California specializing in Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction and Component Based Design. Each PHNX home is a Type II non-combustible structure, net-zero, site-built and one of a kind.

For two decades, our partners were searching for a better way to design and build a home. More attainable, more sustainable and more resistant against natural disasters. In 2014, Penna Construction Inc and LCFA Studio collaborated on their first ICF construction project. A few years later, the same team won the 2017 ICF Builders Award for Best Large Residential (1st Runner Up). Realizing the potential, LCFA and Penna Construction went to work developing a streamlined process to bring quality homes to more people. Being California locals, the team saw year after year of devastating wildfires tear through their home state. After so much destruction, the growing danger of natural disasters in California had to be addressed, and the PHNX process was born. Our founding principle is to bring our clients a fortified home that will last for generations at an attractive budget.

In the face of adversity, we become stronger. This is our core belief and why we decided to build stronger homes to help survivors live a better life. PHNX Development LLC, is a design build company truly built for the 21st century.

Laurie C. Fisher, California Registered Architect

Principal, LCFA Studio

Laurie has more than 25 years of experience in the United States and abroad. Her award-winning designs have garnered recognition in print and within the design/construction industry.
After working with fire survivors to rebuild their homes, she saw and experienced first hand the many challenges and obstacles that these resilient people face and became determined to find a solution.
Using her expertise in both commercial and residential design, Laurie looked to combine the efficiencies and fire-resistant construction of commercial design with the custom, personal nature of residential design in developing the PHNX concept with Penna Construction Inc.

Tony, JJ and Joe Penna

Principals, Penna Construction, Inc.

Penna Construction Inc. is a concrete & Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) specialist. They have been in the construction business at the same location in Capistrano Beach, CA since 1956 (for 3 generations). They have an outstanding track record of providing their customers with quality solutions, exceptional service and excellent craftsmanship.
Penna Construction Inc. is the largest ICF contractor in California, and is highly respected in the industry nationwide for their innovation both in the field and for bringing the industry into the digital age. With sustainability and building innovation at the helm, Penna Construction is proud to offer their construction expertise in a complete design build package with the PHNX concept.