Two Scottsdale structures have received a 2012 American Institute of Architects award.
According to ArchDaily.com, both structures respect the Arizona desert and use native features and designs.
Relic Rock is a family home that is a a model for further sustainability construction projects. The LEED-certified home was built using standardized components and 99 percent recycled steel. The home also left native boulders and topography untouched.
Relic Rock was built by DHCGlobal Inc.
The other Arizona structure is the Optima Camelview Village, a mixed-use condominium development. The property promotes a pedestrian lifestyle with its shaded walkways, inter-building bridges and landscaped boulevards.
Optima Camelview Village was built by David Hovey & Associates Architect, Inc.