Inspired by the elevation of industrial spaces into inviting hospitality environments, the client looked to repurpose a dilapidated city warehouse structure comprised of a pre-manufactured steel building and two conventionally framed buildings into an elegant event venue. Peeling back the forgotten layers of the original envelope and exposing the structure unearthed a lighter, more open space providing the ultimate in flexibility. Located adjacent to the Civic Park of Scottsdale it anchored a new destination. The multiple buildings provide unique spatial conditions from intimate to grand to house a multitude of experiences.
2nd Award: Global Future Design Awards 2020
Firm | ALINE Architecture Concepts
Architect/Designer | Brian Laubenthal
Category | Commercial Built
Team | Brian Laubenthal, Brian Krob, Jeff Graham, Heidi Grimwood, Dorota Grodzinska
Country | United States
Photographer/Copyright | ©Roehner Ryan Photography
The new skin balanced metal panels, wood cladding, with existing and new steel structure to reinvigorate the space for the 21st century. Clayton House was stripped back to its pure structure in order to expose the steel skeleton that gives way to unexpected volume for a new event venue and office mixed-use cluster. By contracting the north and south exterior walls inward, we created not only a new circulation around the structure, but also natural solar protection for the project. A large patio structure on the west side also generates deep solar protection for the full height glass façade, which is operable and allows patron flow between the interiors to garden areas. Clayton House is now home to several businesses as well as one of the valley’s most successful wedding and event venues.