44th + Camelback
An urban, mixed-use building, emphasizing orientation and pedestrian interaction.
The site is set in the context of an urban environment at a major roadway intersection with unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. The mixed-use design solution incorporates residential units, office, and retail, along with an underground parking level consisting of 190 parking stalls.
The contents of the solution are focused on views to Camelback Mountain, addresses pedestrian orientation, along with a strong, identifiable emphasis on the mass of the building in relation to the adjacent roadway intersection. Additionally, easy access into and through the site were critical considerations in the planning of the environment.
Transparent, translucent glass with retractable moveable sunscreens allow for an emphasis on managing solar orientation, privacy, and views.