Ford Motor Company revamps the F-150 pickup truck, the top-selling vehicle in America, with a lighter aluminum body instead of the customary steel. (June 25)

AP Domestic

Behind the scenes, bringing to life the 2021 Ford F-150 consumed Josh Henry.

He worked on pickup truck design by day. Then he applied his design knowledge after work to create a stunning modern industrial home in Ferndale that incorporated key elements of the truck. Both projects took four years.

“Everything was happening simultaneously,” said Henry, 32, a senior designer whose team led the exterior updates. “You’d see all the different trades how they were using the F-150s firsthand. The siding guys, they have to climb on the roof a lot. They have to reach all parts of the house and I could see how they were storing four or five or six ladders on the truck.”

Ford senior designer Josh Henry