When our team visited this site we appreciated it to be one of the most remote project sites we had ever worked on. As we walked the trails, we discovered an overwhelming number of ancient archeological sites and abandoned gold mines. We did not have to look far to know what would influence our design for this project.
The task at hand was to master plan the trailhead facility for one of the largest private trail systems in the United States; located in the North Scottsdale community of Desert Mountain.
It is a stunning natural park setting with panoramic views of the Valley’s most iconic mountain peaks. Visitors are embraced by a large Kiva and a ranch-style windmill completing the ideal setting for enjoying sunsets and a glass of wine (or two).
In Eastmark our challenge was to create a series of park structures to fit into a planned development community. The design of the park structures and entry features at Eastmark and the materials chosen are a nod to the area’s agricultural past. Raw steel, concrete, and other natural materials were utilized to express the symbology of the agricultural structures that once dotted this rural desert landscape.
The park structures are a casual gathering space for community members and a venue for special events.
at the estates at eastmark
Our design work at Eastmark continues with our latest project, 'The Club' at The Estates at Eastmark. The Club is a community center for the homeowners of this residential community. Complete with fitness, a great room, meeting rooms, and a large community pool, this facility will provide a gathering place with multiple amenities available to residents.