FHA Accessibility Consulting
Residential, New Construction
LCM is designing high-quality luxury apartments in the town of Marana, Arizona, on an 11-acre site located within the 320-acre Mandarina master development at the foothills of the Tortolita (Dove) mountains. Revolve at Mandarina comprises three apartment buildings and a leasing office. The buildings are 4-stories each with a total of 299 units, including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. In tune with the client’s vision, the design incorporates exciting amenities, including a swimming pool, spa, grille pavilion, pickleball courts, clubroom, lounge, business center, and indoor fitness center.
A grand, welcoming entry gate leads you into the complex. The main building has a central open-air atrium for achieving sustainability and thermal comfort in Arizona’s hot and humid climate. Amenity spaces are vertically stacked around the atrium, creating unobstructed interior vistas. The building facades designed in contemporary style are punctured with large balconies and window openings offering great views of the Tortolita mountains.
Capitalizing on the scenic views oriented towards the Tortolita mountains while working with an odd wedge-shaped property was the most significant design challenge and triumph. The landscape design employs xeriscaping strategies, working with native plant species for a more sustainable, cost-effective landscaping solution. The site plan enables convenient access to the surrounding city of Marana and connections to the Tortolita (Dove) mountain trail system.