outhwestern style architecture, generally synonymous with adobe construction, is elegantly attractive and comfortable to live in.

The Poling Residence and Johnson Residence are contemporary adaptations of the southwestern style, and the Demers Residence '2002 Cool Homes Tour' and the Seiler Residence are more traditional interpretations.

The thick walls characteristic of this style utilize highly energy efficient wall systems including 'rastra' or 'rammed earth.'  

Design features:

- Parapet walls and/or very low pitch roofs
- Tile roofs
- Thick walls
- Recessed windows
- Widnow seats 'bancos'
- Very rustic
- Natural beams 'Latillas and Vegas'
- Nichos