Though simpler and less expensive than public
buildings, utilitarian structures—such as
warehouses, barracks, and trash enclosures—
should relate to the scale, rooflines, color,
texture, and architectural detailing of visitor,
recreation, and administration buildings in
the same national forest.
• Separate utility buildings from visitor
facilities and public byways.
• Screen utilitarian structures from public
view with native vegetation, landforms,
and constructed screens.
• Provide high-quality workspaces by
including day-lighting, natural ventilation,
and appealing outdoor spaces.
Figure of a well organized, simple, utilitarian building conforming to the architectural guidelines of the province.
This figure of an effective maintenance building includes the following:
• Expressed building structure
• Building color blends with environmental/cultural context
• Inexpensive detail adds to building character
• Door setback increases shadows & visual
character of building
• Roof extends to create shadow line
• Covered building entry
• Covered outdoor work area in appropriate
• Landscaping buffer from public areas
Figure of an effective typical work center includes the following:
• Entry drive offset to minimize
views to facility
• Landscape buffer
• Perimeter security fence as
needed. Vines on fence for
• Adequate space provided for
vehicle turning movements
• Required Clear Zone around