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GEORGE / Studio Ma

  • 00:00 - 14 September, 2011
GEORGE / Studio Ma
GEORGE / Studio Ma, © Bill Timmerman Photography
© Bill Timmerman Photography

© Bill Timmerman Photography © Bill Timmerman Photography © Bill Timmerman Photography © Bill Timmerman Photography + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Design Team

    Christiana Moss, Dan Hoffman, Christopher Alt, Robert Des Rosiers, Brad Pfahler
  • Civil Engineer

    Erie & Associates
  • Structural Engineer

    Rudow + Berry
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Associated Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer

    Woodward Engineering
  • Landscape Architect

    Levinson Studio
  • Soil Consultant

    Speedie & Associates
  • Lighting Consultant

    Roger Smith Lighting Design
  • Contractor

    Wespac Construction
  • Project Cost

  • Client

    12th & Missouri, LLC
  • Area

    19200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs


© Bill Timmerman Photography
© Bill Timmerman Photography

Named after George Christensen, the architect whose home once occupied the site, the George consists of eight single family units arranged in four groups of two, semi-attached combinations. The project provides 2,400 square feet of family-oriented program and spaces in the Central Phoenix area, including a large living room connected to a side-yard, an indoor / outdoor dining room, a gourmet kitchen, a master bedroom suite plus two bedrooms, two and a half baths, a family room, outdoor decks, and a two car garage.

© Bill Timmerman Photography
© Bill Timmerman Photography

Outdoor amenities include a side yard connected to the main living area and kitchen, visitor parking adjacent to the main entrances with shaded entry porticoes. Second floor decks further enhance the indoor / outdoor quality of the design while providing visual and programmatic interest in the outdoor public spaces.

© Bill Timmerman Photography
© Bill Timmerman Photography

A dynamic composition of weathered and bright metal skins pick up on the coloration and textures of the neighborhood's pecan-lined streets and the dark rust color of the Arizona mesquite, adding scale and differentiation to the individual units.

© Bill Timmerman Photography
© Bill Timmerman Photography

Providing market rate housing for middle to upper income families, George was constructed for under $182/sf in 2008. The George provides an upscale living environment with modern amenities for the cost of a traditional ranch home in the same neighborhood.

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