About New Century Design
Our Story

New Century Design was formed in 1999 by Shawn Jensen. After 15 years of custom and showhome design for a major custom home builder, demand for his services convinced him to start his own Design Studio. Over the years, New Century Design has gained a great reputation throughout the residential design and home construction industries for its innovative designs, excellent communication and commitment to customer service. Our work philosophy at New Century Design is simple: There are no shortcuts!

Our Team


President - Principal Designer

Shawn spent 15 years honing his skills as a Senior Designer with Cardel Custom Homes. During this time, he designed over three hundred show homes and many hundreds of custom client homes. Many of those Homes received SAM Awards and National recognition. For Shawn, the true measure of good design is in the positive response of a homeowner after living there. With New Century Design, Shawn has been providing clients with custom designs that are distinctive and personal. He has built a reputation for great design based on his philosophy that your home must complement your lifestyle. To achieve this, he places as much attention as possible on functionality and efficiency as he does on style and aesthetics. He is honoured by the trust homeowners place in his team.

Financial Officer & Office Manager

The financial officer and office manager of New Century Design, Tanya is dedicated and insightful, offering financial and design advice to her team while handling and maintaining a highly functional and efficient workplace environment. She is ready to help all clients in any way possible.

Senior Technologist

Clay joined NCD in early 2018 and has become an integral part of our team.  His creative ability and experience have led to many successful single family projects but now focuses his time predominantly on our multi family developments and land use re-designations. During his free time Clay coaches youth football and enjoys playing sports. 

Intermediate Technologist

Growing up in Red Deer, Vaughn always dreamed of designing custom homes. He put that plan into motion after graduating from a French high school, by going to SAIT for Architectural Technologies. After earning his degree, he joined NCD, living out his dream job: creating custom homes across the province.

Junior Technologist

Quinton graduated from NAIT in 2020 and has 8+ years of residential and commercial construction experience. He has a passion for functional and interactive design, sustainable building technologies and collaboration. In his spare time, Quinton enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, and listening to new music.