December 8th, 2023 12:00pm
ALINE was featured on Local First Arizona, to highlight our efforts on sustainable design.
In a region that grows as quickly as the Valley, construction is a seemingly ever-present norm. And that construction, from commercial to residential, has a considerable environmental impact.
By its very nature, the construction industry pollutes the air, the water and contributes heavily to the volume of waste in landfills.
But new architectural and construction practices focused on minimizing waste, lowering carbon emissions and reducing the impact on the environment are allowing the industry to use sustainability as a selling point.
Location: 7340 E. Main Street, #210, Scottsdale
Sustainability efforts: Certified as a Green Business firm through Local First Arizona, Aline Architecture Concepts specializes in adaptive reuse to support its commitment to sustainable design. As part of the firm’s Green Business certification process, Aline worked with Local First Arizona to develop a sustainability policy that commits to reducing paper consumption, increasing the number of Net Zero projects, researching ways to recycle single-use plastics for 3D printer filament and making strides toward zero waste.
Project 1: Roses by the Stairs is an adaptive reuse project in Phoenix, repurposing the old Easley’s costume shop warehouse into a modern, industrial brewery and taproom. The actual structure and material were reused, while incorporating natural light and reimagining landscape areas.
Project 2: To bring the downtown Phoenix location of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. to life, Aline reimagined a flower warehouse into a brewery and taproom while preserving parts of the building’s original structure. The outdoor bar area was constructed using a recycled shipping container and 10,000 s.f. of asphalt parking area were removed to create a lush landscape, reduce the heat island effect and “bring some wilderness downtown.”
Project 3: The Clayton House, now embraced as a one-of-a-kind event venue in Phoenix, was once referred to as “that old shed” by its owners — and then Aline got involved. The run-down warehouse was stripped and its walls were reconfigured to create natural solar protection for the space.
“We love reimagining an old building in a new way, infusing it with creativity, and ultimately designing a space that will enrich the area and create a sense of community,” said Brian Laubenthal of Aline Architecture Concepts.
Read the full article here: https://localfirstaz.com/news-blog/arizona-architects-sustainability
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