The modern, comfortable and sophisticated new collection of 11 townhouses connected by walkable, neighborly courtyards is a speculative infill multifamily housing development in the architecturally noteworthy Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. The one- and two-story living units are organized around private gardens, lush walkways, and a community commons, yet occupy a compact built footprint of just under 13,000 square feet and are constructed with an economical approach that ensures the homes will be attainable for many area residents.
Most important, The Hollyhock debuts a number of the super-green, sustainable building techniques that have helped elevate Studio Ma to national prominence and the verge of international renown (see below). The project also embodies one of Studio Ma’s core values, “leadership through partnership,” by drawing on close collaboration with general contractor The Construction Zone on behalf of the developer, Hollyhock LLC, a brother-and-sister-owned small business based in Phoenix. “Together, the team pledged to create a unique rental offering of exceptionally high value, incorporating market-leading aesthetics, functionality and performance for this long-term family investment,” says architect Christopher Alt, R.A., a founding principal of Studio Ma. “Central to the concept are sophisticated architectural details and quality rarely seen in apartments in any market.”