As our Earth continues to heat up due to climate change, sustainable architectural practices will become ever so important in the coming years.
Studio Ma, a Valley architecture firm, is already implementing those practices.
Its "Xero Studio," located off Indian School near 44th Street, utilizes the concept of "net zero" or "regenerative design." This is done with the help of wood-grain facades that act as shade, extended porches, and solar panels.
The founders of Studio Ma tell ABC 15 that it's a case study on how other buildings could respond to harsh conditions in the future.
"We feel like sustainability is the new modernism. If we're designing responsibly we're really responding to our climate," said co-founder Christiana Moss.
Some of Studio Ma's project you may have seen in the Valley include The Brokery in Central Phoenix along with Manzanita Hall at ASU.
Studio Ma will now focus on trying to sustainably re-use water for future projects.