Optima Camelview Village Architect: David Hovey & Associates Architect, Optima, Scottsdale. Completion: 2010. Brief: $500 million, 700-unit mixed-use residential project recalls Frank Lloyd Wright. Each residence features landscaped roof gardens and private terraces. Received the 2009 AIA Arizona Honor Award.
Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Architect: Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio, Scottsdale. Completion: 2009. Brief: $5.6 million, 8,800-s.f. LEED Platinum building minimizes the impact on the native desert by preserving an existing network of arroyos. Funded through a preservation tax passed by Scottsdale voters.
Scottsdale Appaloosa Branch Library Architect: Douglas Sydnor Architect and Associates, Scottsdale; DWL Architects Planners, Phoenix. Completion: 2009. Brief: $10.5 million, 21,242-s.f. LEED Gold municipal library featuring drought-resistant landscaping, a solar array, and a floating pavilion.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Architect: HKS, Phoenix. Completion: February 2011. Brief: $100 million, 11,000-seat Major League Baseball training facility includes separate training and clubhouse facilities for each team, plus two soccer fields and a roof that shades the stands. The first MLB facility built on Native American land.