Evelyn Lee

Green Modus Housing Development Grabs AZ's 1st LEED-H

by , 03/01/08

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With the growing need for more dense sustainable housing, we can only hope that more developers will take a cue from Phoenix-based Modus Development and their latest residences, The Galleries at Turney. Thanks to some thoughtful insight from Modus president, Ed Gorman, what once contained two old homes on overgrown lots now contain eight free-standing residences with enough luxury and privacy to make you feel as though you’re coming home to the spa every evening. The Galleries at Turney prove again that green building is every bit as aesthetically pleasing as other award-winning designs, having captured two AIA Awards for Design and Sustainability while being given the honor of receiving Arizona’s 1st LEED-H certification.


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Each of the residences at The Galleries at Turney are close to 2,000 square feet, containing two bedrooms, a lounge, a den/office/bedroom option, flex space, two-and-one-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Bringing together a creative team was easy with sustainability concerns on the rise, but Gorman made sure each member was dedicated to green building on infill urban lots. In the case of The Galleries at Turney, a partnership was formed with architect [merz]project and NYLOFT, a company known for its ergonomic and environmentally sensitive furniture system. Continuing its infill green development, Modus plans to develop at least 50 more units over the coming year, a number they hope to double the following year. All of their projects are set to achieve LEED certification.

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  1. JC March 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    These homes are amazing. Raised the bar for Phoenix developments. Modus and Merz deserve a pat on the back! I think there are only 3 left if memory serves me. Kudos!

  2. Missy March 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    If you have not seen these homes yet, it’s a must. They are, by far, the best thing the Camelback & 24th Street area has going when it comes to housing. Nothing else compares with the modern design, quality and space for the price. I went to their Every-Thursday Open House and it was spectacular – great feel, wonderful use of space, sexy and smart.

  3. Laurel March 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I live in Phoenix and I have gone through this particular unit. They are really well made, very solid.

    Kat – I believe they are priced at $699,000 and yes, it’s two and one half baths.

  4. Hugo March 3, 2008 at 4:31 am

    Nice, nothing more, just another project in the worlds trend to go green. What’s the livespan of those buildings? What’s th livecycle impact on one of those? Tell me…

  5. Michael March 2, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Very nice units – though I am not such a fan of the cinder block walls.

  6. mark March 2, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Nice Stepping stones in the back yard. Taking the clean, modernist approach a bit too far though…dirt happens.

  7. DonL March 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Awesome concept!
    I’d like some more information with pictures.

  8. Kat March 2, 2008 at 3:00 am

    fab. how much? and don’t you mean two-and-one-half BATHrooms?

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