This is a vertically integrated neighborhood 22 stories in height consisting of 140 residential condominiums. The basis of the building design was to develop a vertically integrated neighborhood, with an emphasis on identity, connectivity to neighbors and gathering spaces.
Architect: Circle West Architects Location: 948 + 1000 East Apache Blvd. Tempe, Arizona, USA General Contractor: Wespac Construction Structural Engineer: Paul Koehler Civil Engineer: Site Consultants Electrical Engineer: CR Engineers Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: Professional Consulting Engineers Project Area: 375,000 sqf Project Year: 2006 Photographs: Courtesy of Circle West Architects
An articulated entry and lobby highlight transparency to the street, while providing live/work environments above. The residential condominiums offer excellent adaptability through sound vertical core layouts. Moveable translucent screen walls along the glass line allow individual condominium owners to manage sunlight. An emphasis on environmental sustainability is expressed with a “green roof” amenities deck over the three story parking deck.