Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Award Applicant: The Wolff Company
Architect: Katerra, Studio15
Developer: The Wolff Company
General Contractor: Katerra
Interior Designer: Private Label International
Photographer: Mark Boisclair Photography
Project Website: revelscottsdale.com
Revel Scottsdale has a modern Southwestern design, harmonizing with the surrounding landscape while catering to the needs of its residents. Comprising 159 units, including cottages, the development focuses on independent senior living fostering an active and social lifestyle.
Architectural quality stands at the forefront of this endeavor, incorporating diverse desert-appropriate textures, colors and finishes. Employing stucco, metal accents, insulated glazing and metal shade canopies, the structures embrace the essence of the Southwest. Beyond aesthetics, the architecture utilizes solar shading and overhangs, creating outdoor living spaces that embrace the desert’s allure. These design choices evoke a sense of place and integrate within the neighborhood fabric.
Nestled amidst neighborhoods and numerous commercial and recreational amenities, the community promotes walkability and pedestrian circulation. Access to the Indian Bend Wash and Arizona Canal further encourages recreational pursuits and fitness activities. This interplay between architecture, nature and community fosters a distinctive atmosphere that enriches the overall quality of life where residents can engage with the natural surroundings and embrace a healthier way of living.
Sustainability features are integral to the project’s design. The choice of materials and finishes, coupled with the incorporation of solar shading, aligns with environmentally conscious principles. The integration of pedestrian pathways encourages reduced reliance on automobiles, promoting a greener way of life.
Revel Scottsdale is an infill redevelopment project that revitalized an underutilized athletic facility. The greater community contains around 40% of residents between the ages of 60 and 64 years old. Revel helps increase the diversity of housing options, addressing the need for increased senior housing and allowing residents to live close to their former homes, social circles and loved ones. The former athletic facility created nuisances to adjacent residential developments through excess noise, light and traffic, while Revel Scottsdale encourages a more appropriate land use.