Optima Sonoran Village

Scottsdale, Arizona / United States of America

Sonoran Village is a mixed-use residential community in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona sited on 10 acres and comprised of three 7-story buildings, one 3-story building, and one 11-story building with 781 residential units and 13,000 square feet of commercial space. With an innovative 21st century vision to urban residential design the project features a highly articulated façade with an innovative vertical landscape system that enables plants and vines to grow on the edge of the building creating shading and privacy for units above and below. A vibrant color palette chosen from native desert plants in bloom, the project also integrates high performance glass, deep cantilevered terraces, and perforated sunscreens that protect the interior from the hot desert sun while also allowing abundance of natural daylight into each residence.

The project has 100% underground parking and 6.1 acres of landscaped open space at grade level that mitigates the heat island effect and the fresh and dynamic qualities of the project provide an architectural oasis in the harsh desert climate of the Sonoran Desert. The development is the pilot project for the City of Scottsdale's newly adopted International Green Construction Code which replaces LEED.



Architect of record

David Hovey, FAIA
David Hovey & Associates Architect, Inc.
7157 E. Rancho Vista Dr., STE 109
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Phone: 480-874-9900
Fax: 480-425-7178
hoveydjr@optimaweb.com

General contractor

David Hovey Jr.
Optima Construction Inc.
7157 E. Rancho Vista Dr., STE 109
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Phone: 480-874-9900
Fax: 480-425-7178
hoveydjr@optimaweb.com

Photographer

Bill Timmerman
Timmerman Photography Inc.
212 SOUTH 18TH STREET
PHOENIX, AZ 85034, USA
Phone: 602 403 1441
bill@billtimmerman.com