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  • Like the indigenous design traditions of the Northwest, architectural design at Suncadia is to respond to the climactic, cultural and geographic influences of the area.  The basic design elements are a combination of the following:
  • Simple building columns that have a main mass with subordinated accessory wings and/or additions, which taper off at the ends to “anchor” buildings to the site.
  • Buildings that either step with and conform to the natural topography or lightly span sloped areas.
  • Decks, patios, and terraces that extend off of the house and /or act as a connection.
  • Broad sheltering roofs with well-proportioned structural elements reflective of the local climate.
  • Shade created by porches, balconies and deep overhangs.
  • A reliance on locally derived natural building materials.
  • Vertically-oriented rectangular windows, with heavy wood trim at frames.
  • Wood and/or steel braces and trusses with simple lines and little ornamentation.