Who We Are

Expertise and Award-Winning Talent

PHNX Development is an unprecedented collaborative partnership between architect and builder. Utilizing a process we have tailored specifically for survivors of wildfire, PHNX is the only design/build team in the State of California specializing in Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction and Component Based Design. Each fully custom PHNX Home is a Type II Non-Combustible structure and Net-Zero, per California Building Code.

For more than two decades, our partners have been searching for a better way to design and build homes that are more attainable, more sustainable and more resistant to 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). After seeing devastating wildfires tear through their home state year after year while watching the design/construction industry struggle to address the challenges, LCFA & Penna Construction saw their potential as a formidable team. They formed PHNX Development in 2019 and got to work solving problems.

We must meet these challenges head-on; those who have lost their homes in wildfires have been through enough. Let the talented professionals on the PHNX team use their innovation and expertise to help you and your family find your way back home.

Laurie C. Fisher, California Registered Architect

Principal, LCFA Studio

With more than 25 years of experience in the United States and abroad, Laurie’s 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.

Certified by the State of California in Crisis Intervention since 2014, Laurie utilized her training in Trauma Informed Care to develop a design process that is sensitive to the unique needs of wildfire survivors.

Tony, JJ and Joe Penna

Principals, Penna Construction, Inc.

Penna Construction Inc. is a California Licensed Contractor specializing in concrete and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). They have been in the construction business for three generations at the same location in Capistrano Beach, CA since 1956.

The Penna family has an outstanding track record of providing their customers with quality solutions, exceptional service and excellent craftsmanship.

Penna Construction Inc., the largest ICF contractor in California, is well-known and highly respected in the industry nationwide. Their dedication to quality, knowledge and innovation led naturally to creating a design/build team that will revolutionize the construction industry.