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SCOTTSDALE FIRE STATION 2 in Arizona by LEA – Architects, LLC

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: LEA – Architects, LLC 

Downtown Scottsdale LEED platinum Fire Station 2, the first Fire Station in the US to be certified LEED Platinum, was designed for LEED certification as part of the City of Scottsdale’s green building initiative. Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP a Father-Son team from LEA Architects, LLC, Phoenix, AZ, designed the new Downtown Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2 as part of an urban infill project. The two-story Emergency Service facility meets the daily operational needs of the new City of Scottsdale Fire Department and the community, while utilizing both passive and active sustainable green building principles to maximize sustainability and enhance overall energy performance. The contemporary architecture responds to both the civic & historical context of the surrounding urban area drawing from the materials, colors, and textures of the existing built environment. Sustainable materials were used throughout the design in vertical and horizontal applications. Natural materials including locally manufactured ground face concrete masonry, in combination with Arizona sandstone, glass, and weathering steel define the building surface and exude a sense of sustainability and presence while units offering contrasting texture and form throughout the project.

Image Courtesy © LEA - Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © LEA – Architects, LLC


STAAB RESIDENCE in Scottsdale, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

The context for this site consists of larger homes on one-acre lots.  Aesthetically, the neighboring houses’ architectural language is more often than not, associated with speculative developer trends and styles, rather than an integrated understanding of the site, the views, and other opportunities.  As a result, the project required a strategy which would edit out the immediate context of this neighborhood while focusing on distant views of the McDowell Mountains to the north and the valley to the south and southwest.  The project also sought to create a protected courtyard space for the backyard and pool area as an immediate focus for the lower level of the house in contrast to the second level taking advantage of the more distant views.

Image Courtesy © Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Image Courtesy © Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist

  • Designers: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Project Team: Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart, Thamarit Suchart
  • Construction Company: Verge Design:Build – Joby Dutton
  • Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Area: 3,008 sf or 279.45sqm livable
  • Project Year: 2010 – 2013
  • Graphics + Drawings: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Major Materials: CIP Concrete walls, Polished concrete floors, Elevated post-tensioned concrete slab, Sand-blasted Standard Grey 12-8-16 CMU, 24ga a606corrugated weathering steel, 11ga stainless steel plate, “Silver 20” 1” insulated glazing


Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona by John Douglas Architects

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: John Douglas Architects

This 1975 performing arts center was one of the most notable projects designed by the late Arizona architect Bennie Gonzales, FAIA, who also designed Scottsdale’s signature municipal structures, including the city hall and main library, which are linked to the arts center by the park-like Scottsdale Civic Center. Gonzales was known for his simple, pure forms that echoed both classic Southwestern and Native-American architectural themes. Gonzales designed the 100,000-square-foot arts center to include a large main theater, a smaller, secondary theater, gallery space, offices and a vast central atrium.

Image Courtesy © John Douglas Architects

  • Architects: John Douglas Architects
  • Project: Center for the Performing Arts
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • OWNER: City of Scottsdale
  • CONTRACTOR: Howard S. Wright Constructors
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino


  • Structural: PK Associates
  • MPE: ESD Engineering
  • Theater:Fisher Dachs
  • Acoustics: MCH Consultants
  • Lighting: Roger Smith


  • Carpet: Shaw
  • Flooring:Nova Blue Limestone
  • Resin Panels: 3form
  • Custom Glass: Meltdown Glass
  • Hardware: Forms and Surfaces
  • Elevators: KONE

LaVance Shade Screen in Scottsdale, Arizona by Benjamin Hall (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Benjamin Hall 

This projection came to life when Mr. Lavance and Benjamin Hall drank a few brew’s at a local pub. Lavance expressed his desire to shad his outdoor BBQ / kitchen. A few napkin sketches later and a real enthusiasm for raw materials that weather and age over time due to the brutal desert sun bearing upon. The high arcing paroblolic steel arcs crest to allow seating behind the counter on the east, while converging to the west to screen the Arizona summer sun.

LaVance Shade Screen

  • Architect/Designer: Benjamin Hall
  • Name of Project: LaVance Shade Screen
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Client: Michael Lavance
  • Construction: Benjamin Hall + Michael Lavance
  • Software used: Rhino


Engel Residence in Scottsdale, Arizona by 180 Degrees

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: 180 Degrees

Seeking a desert haven, the Engel’s relocated to Scottsdale several years ago from the East Coast. After purchasing a residence built in the late 80’s, an extensive renovation and addition was in order. As the house doubles as the Engel’s office and design studio, the addition includes a gallery and art studio that wraps around a large existing mesquite tree. The tree provides shading for the large expanses of glazing incorporated into the design.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Ed Taube)

  • Architects: 180 Degrees
  • Project: Engel Residence
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Engel residence: 24 degrees
  • Built in:2006
  • Photographers: Ed Taube, 180 degrees
  • Software used: AutoCAD to produce the working drawings. The conceptual design was roughed out with hand sketches.


Loloma 5 in Scottsdale, Arizona by will bruder architects, ltd

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Article source: will bruder architects, ltd

The architecture of Loloma 5 is a thoughtful and sophisticated acknowledgement of the traditional and modern roots of its Old Town Scottsdale context—a place with pride in its false-front, covered boardwalk, and “old west” friendly downtown image. The project creates a live/work environment in the heart of Scottsdale that celebrates both the historic and physical context of the place.

Night View (Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman)

  • Architect: will bruder architects, ltd
  • Name  of Project: Loloma 5
  • Location: 3707 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Design: 2002
  • Construction: 2002-2004
  • Photographers: Bill Timmerman


Henkel North American Consumer Products Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona by will bruder+PARTNERS

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Article source: will bruder+PARTNERS

Situated on a compact sub-5 acre parcel in a developing urban area of Scottsdale, Arizona, the new Dial/Henkel headquarters is an innovative collaborative center, completely integrated into its broader context of the Sonoran desert. The building is conceived as a crystalline cloud floating over a desert mesa, a graceful presence at the prominent intersection of Scottsdale Road and the 101 freeway.

Night View (Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman)

  • Architect: will bruder+PARTNERS
  • Project: Henkel North American Consumer Products Headquarters
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Design: 2006-7
  • Construction: 2007-8
  • Client: Henkel
  • Photographer: Bill Timmerman



Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

PROJECT INTRODUCTION: Black Rock Studio is a 3150 SF loft/studio which houses an entry courtyard, gallery, and meeting space on the ground floor with studio/work spaces on the second level.    Black Rock Studio creates a dynamic relationship between building and the streetscape on the south and the canal on the north. The transparency of the north and south façade through large sliding glass doors create strong links between the studio and the canal to the public way.  The loft/studio space transforms over the course of the day as the daylight moves and washes down the side walls of the space.  Slot skylights run the length of the studio creating a floating ceiling effect and contributing to the balanced day-lighting.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: WEDDLE GILMORE black rock studio
  • PROJECT LOCATION: 6916 E. Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
  • TYPE OF PROJECT: Office, Commercial, Mixed-Use
  • DATE OF COMPLETION: January 2009
  • PHOTOGRAPHS: Bill Timmerman
  • SOFTWARE USED: AutoCAD and PhotoShop


Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona by Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The design of the Gateway has been developed in an effort to minimize impact on the native Sonoran Desert environment while celebrating a sense of entry and passage into the 36,400 acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

  • ARCHITECTS: Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio
  • PROJECT: Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • LOCATION: 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Scottsdale, Arizona
  • TYPE OF PROJECT: Mixed-Use, Restroom/Offices
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop


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