|Phoenix, Arizona, USA
In early 2005, the ground was broken for a three phase, 11,000 tons of structural steel luxury residential condominium project in central Scottsdale, Arizona, overlooking the majestic Camel View Mountain which included eleven, seven storey buildings.
Optima Inc.’s Camelview Village in Scottsdale, with its shady overhangs and large outdoor spaces, is an example of projects influenced by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The project was the winner of the 2011 AIA TAP BIM Award for Outstanding Sustainable Design, Citation.
David Hovey Jr., owner of Optima and the architect behind Camelview Village, acknowledges his project was influenced indirectly by Fallingwater, with long cantilevers and overhangs to encourage shade. He also says Camelview’s large outdoor spaces, with strong vertical and horizontal lines to encourage air flow, reflect Wright’s principles. In addition, Camelview Village is one of the first buildings in metropolitan Phoenix to incorporate solar power in a systematic way.