Award of Merit, Residential: Devine Legacy on Central
Phoenix Affordable Housing Geared Towards Native Americans
This 65-unit, affordable-housing building located next to a light rail line was designed to create a sense of place for its working-family residents while helping to revitalize downtown Phoenix. Geared toward the Native American community, Devine Legacy integrates cultural elements throughout the design to celebrate Native American music, arts and traditions. A main courtyard with barbeque areas and a play yard serves as the building's social heart.
Sustainability was paramount. Originally designed to achieve LEED-Silver status, the team exceeded its goals and is currently pursuing Platinum. The building is energy efficient and saves water, but more importantly, provides a healthy indoor environment for residents.
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Tempe, Ariz.
Owner: Native American Connections, Phoenix
Lead Design: Perlman Architects of Ariz. Inc., with Pyatok & Associates, Phoenix
Structural Engineer: TLCP Structural Engineering, Phoenix
Civil Engineer: RCC Design Group LLC, Phoenix
MEP: Associated Mechanical Engineers, Tempe, Ariz.; Akribis Engineers LLC, Phoenix
Submitted by Adolfson & Peterson Construction