All structures within an individual development
complex or logical geographical area should relate
within a design “family.” This family of designs
derives from characteristics unique to that
development or area while complementing the
surrounding landscape. We can create harmonious
design by studying the landscape and then
relating the line, form, color, graphics, and
materials of all buildings and structures to an
architectural design theme. We can consistently
apply this design theme to everything from trash
receptacles, water fountains, and fences, to
trails, campgrounds, and visitor centers.
Each element of the built environment contributes
to the identity of a particular place, as well as to
the positive image of the Forest Service as
stewards of the land.
Figure titled: Theme Board for an Individual Development Complex or Geographical Area
Theme/image is identified and the family of site amenities is then developed.
Figure of a building with a foreground landscape buffer with details in the site furniture and other amenities reflecting the architectural character of structure.