Design innovations that minimize their impact on the landscape, respond to the climate, and harness the combined creative talents of nature, local artists, and their communities.
Since each piece of earth is unique, design solutions must evolve from indigenous realities. The design must provide for education, conservation, value and inspiration and primarily promote the welfare of local people. It should be in harmony with nature through an earth-tone template and maximize the use of natural systems. An architectural vocabulary for each site must be identified that reflects both local cultural and natural heritage. The design character should embody the region’s identity. Maximizing the use of local organic building materials- when sustainable- and local labor engages community participation and supports the wellbeing of local and indigenous people.