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Green Living Magazine – Luxury & Sustainability: At home at 7180 Optima Kierland

Along Scottsdale Road, just steps from Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, sits the new 7180 Optima Kierland, a 12-story, meticulously designed residential tower of condominiums with 202 one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes-as well as the penthouses. Here, every detail has been thought of, from the design to the amenities. And yes, to its sustainability.

David Hovey, JI. AIA president and principal architect of Optima, is behind Optima’s award-winning green-building design.

This newest Optima building was created using technologically advanced building materials, including a post-tension concrete structure, an aluminum infill window-wall system, and aluminum sunscreens and louvers, as well as a variety of energy-efficient and CO2 emission-reduction design aspects, and water conservation from plumbing fixtures.

One visibly stunning feature is its next-generation vertical landscape system, which includes self-contained irrigation and drainage that enables a palette of vibrantly colored plants at the edge of each floor to grow both up and over the building.

There’s also the dynamic, undulating facade with perforated panels and sun-screening louvers that create shade and shadows, and voids and textures.

Built on a six-acre parcel, the lush landscaping was designed
not just for looks, but to reduce ambient temperature,  mitigating the heat-island effect. In fact, Optima worked closely with Dr. Chris Martin from Arizona State University  to develop and refine a plant palette that thrives in the desert climate and is sensitive to the water demands. All of the landscaping creates a microclimate that lowers the ambient temperature from five to nine degrees.

In addition to its sustainable features, resident comfort and enjoyment of the property were forefront in the design, as well. There’s Club One, which includes an indoor/outdoor fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and fitness equipment, free weights and a yoga studio; a steam room, massage room, sauna, cold plunge pool and spa; barbecues, fire pits, lounge areas and an outdoor fitness area; a covered dog park and dog wash; a game room with a golf simulator, table tennis and billiards; a party room with a chefs catering kitchen and outdoor entertaining space; basketball/pickleball, squash and bocce ball courts; a lounge area with seating. TVs, and a coffee and tea bar; a theater room with a large-screen display, a rooftop pool; and a business center and conference room.

“With the unveiling of 7180 Optima Kierland, we are proud to showcase Optima’s continued commitment to design-driven luxury residential living that is at the forefront of the industry for innovation, sustainability and technology,” says Hovey.

7180 Optima Kierland is priced from the $500,000s to over $2 million. For more information, visit

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