The North Pacific Province draws upon the rich

traditions of Cascadian, Native American, and

ethnic designs, as well as the industrial designs

of lumber mills, fish canneries, and working

waterfronts. In this province, culture does not

dominate nature. Successful design does not

merely repeat historical precedent. It expresses

respect for the place that honors local climate,

topography, vegetation, and building practices.


Figure of a rustic water fountain with appropriate characteristics:

• Use of heavy timbers

• Rough hewn


Figure of interpretive facility with appropriate characteristics:

• Simple, dominant roof

• Strong base

• Windows maximized


Figure of a rustic, half log bench with a massive appearance.


Figure of a restroom building with appropriate characteristics:

• Stone base on walls and columns

• Heavy timbers, clustered


Figure of a multifunctional building with appropriate characteristics:

• Stone base

• Heavy, rough-hewn timbers


Figure of a maintenance shop with appropriate characteristics:

• Simple forms, dominant roof

• Dormer for daylighting

• Base is expressed


Figure of a picnic table with appropriate characteristics:

• Use of heavy planks 3” to 4" thick

• Accessible, overhanging top


Figure of a site wall along a path having appropriate characteristics:

• Rustic, not too refined

• Slope stabilization to safety barrier


Figure of a multiuse building compound with appropriate characteristics:

• Dominant roof

• Stone base

• Paired, divided pane windows




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