Structures of the Rocky Mountain Province should

match the impressive scale and texture of their

settings. Achieve this by using materials found in

the landscape, such as timbers, boulders, and

natural stone pavers, and by making substantial

structural members, such as brackets, beams, and

posts, visible. Designers can examine and learn

from the province’s rich tradition of rustic

architecture, log cabins, and mining structures.


Figure of a public office with suggested characteristics:

• Simple roof

• Well-defined entry

• Broad porches


Figure of a restroom with suggested characteristics:

• Strong roof with protected entry

• Extra daylight-exposed structure

• Strong base

• Can be prefabricated or built on site


Figure of a recreation cabin with suggested characteristics:

• Simple massing

• Outdoor room

• Local materials

• Detached toilet


Figure of display structure with suggested characteristics:

• Fully expressed log structure

• Overhang for protection


Figure of visitor center with suggested characteristics:

• Open, expressed structure

• Daylighting, open to views

• Natural materials


Figure of public/office with suggested characteristics:

• Strong entry identity

• Daylighting


Figure of vista point with suggested characteristics:

• Unobstructed views

• Natural materials

• Stone and setting of stone match local formation

• Flowing natural line of path, integrated into site


Figure of public/office with suggested characteristics:

• Expressed structure of stone and heavy timber

• Window area contained within strong structure


Figure of utilitarian building with suggested characteristics:

• Simple massing and form

• Landscaping to screen work areas

• Materials sensitive to the setting

• Protected entry




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