Optima Biltmore Towers

Phoenix, AZ
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Optima Biltmore Towers is a mixed-use community in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring two 15-story towers and totaling 230 luxury residences.

Design

Optima Biltmore Towers is organized around a grand, landscaped courtyard that provides quiet relief and a private escape from the activity of the larger city and nearby streets. 

The shape and volume of the design resulted from the contextual relationship of adjacent buildings and the intent to minimize the appearance of mass while creating a richness of shades and shadows. Through layering grids of sun shades, flower boxes, trellises, solar panels, glass channels, extruded aluminum spandrels and the eyebrow at the roof line, the building minimizes glares from the sun.

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Optima Biltmore Towers is organized around a grand, landscaped courtyard that provides quiet relief and a private escape from the activity of the larger city and nearby streets. 

The shape and volume of the design resulted from the contextual relationship of adjacent buildings and the intent to minimize the appearance of mass while creating a richness of shades and shadows. Through layering grids of sun shades, flower boxes, trellises, solar panels, glass channels, extruded aluminum spandrels and the eyebrow at the roof line, the building minimizes glares from the sun.

The red trellises define outdoor rooms and provide a sense of privacy in a busy urban environment. On the exterior, non-reflective, earth tones with colored accents blend in with and highlight the natural tones inherent within the desert. 

Landscaping throughout five levels visually enhances outdoor living space and makes the building more energy efficient. Green roofs retain rainfall runoff, provide natural cooling to the urban environment through hydration and reduce heat gain.   

FEATURES

Optima Biltmore Towers top-notch amenities include unsurpassed rooftop pool and spa with stunning city views and BBQ grill area alongside rooftop gardens, community clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center with locker rooms and sauna, business center, party room overlooking the interior courtyard, secure underground parking and on-site concierge service. 

CONSTRUCTION

This was our first experience putting a green roof on a multi-family building in Arizona.  The green roof was constructed on top of an active amenity space for the building. Optima Biltmore Towers was also the first time we utilized bridges to connect towers. 

Condominium

Completed: 2006

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