PARKitecture at the National Parks

June 9, 2006

Planning a summer vacation with the family at one of our National Parks? Take note of the rustic designs of National Park Service structures which emanate from a movement called PARKitecture, which is discussed at PARKitecture in Western National Parks. It “celebrates the concept of designing with nature through the exhibition of black and white photographs and measured drawings of representative structures and sites in ten well-known parks…Architects, landscape architects and engineers combined native wood and stone with convincingly 'native' styles to create visually appealing structures that seemed to fit naturally within the majestic landscapes." Western National Parks covered include the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Petrified Forest and Glacier, among others.

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