2009 Distinguished Building Honor Award
January 1, 2010
Honor Award - Optima Camelview Village, Scottsdale, Arizona
Area - 2 Million GSF
Architect: David Hovey & Associates Architect, Inc.
Owner: Optima Camelview Village, LLC
General Contractor: Optima Construction, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn & Associates
Structural Engineer: Constructive Engineering
Design Mechanical Engineer: Peterson & Associates Electrical
Engineer: Peterson & Associates
Plumbing Engineer: Peterson & Associates; W-T Engineering
This 700-unit mixed-use condominium comprised of eleven terraced, bridge-linked buildings responds to the harsh desert climate by creating a pedestrian friendly shaded environment of interconnected landscaped courtyards. The community integrates local contemporary architectural features, elements, materials and vernacular with the demands of highdensity twenty-first century residential design. Seventeen acres of garden terraces were created on the twelve acre site through the extensive use of green roof technology and by locating all parking below grade in this project positioned for LEED Silver certification.
Honor Award - Relic Rock, Scottsdale, Arizona
Building Area - 9,600 GSF
Architect: David Hovey, Jr., AIA
Relic Rock is a prototype for a sustainable, modular, prefabricated architectural building system designed to be adaptable to a range of different climates. The program was based on a sustainable building solution focused on the synergy of architecture, technology and construction methodology in accord with the regional desert environment of the site. The solution was the development of a two-way building system with an elevated floor to leave the natural desert as untouched as possible, recycled cor-ten steel for structural and architectural components, solar panels, and a butt-glazed high performance glass merging the outside environment with the interior of the home.