From the outside, Scottsdale’s Optima Camelview Village is undoubtedly impressive— its sleek lines, creative angles and plentiful glass make for an eye-catching arrangement. But what’s more, its luxury and innovation may just make this eco-friendly community one condominium that’s unlike the rest.
Led by Illinois-based architect and builder David Hovey, the Optima company was founded in 1978 in Chicago, where to this day most of its modern projects are based. In Scottsdale, Camelview Village is no exception to the inventive, award-winning Optima standard. In fact, it was recently named one of the 18 greatest architectural achievements in Arizona by the American Institute of Architects. “Camelview Village is a 21st-century version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon with a myriad of desert plants cascading from the outdoor roof terraces and bridges,” Hovey says.