SEA’s design is inspired by nearby The Three Sisters mountains. Each of the six apartment buildings have three gables broken up by open breezeways mimicking the three mountain peaks, visible from the site. The breezeways bring to mind the valleys peaks. The roofs also feature an offset hitch representative of seismic activity and its impact on local rock formations. Our client wanted to create a community connected to the surrounding environment and facilitate the active lifestyles of resident individuals and families. The development includes an amenity center, gym, maker shop, pool, and private parking garages. The amenity building borrows the offset rooflines from the residential buildings but integrates them in the form of clerestory windows, allowing natural light into the community spaces and the gym. The apartment unit interiors are designed for simplicity and to provide gracious square footage and quality finishes meeting a high standard of living. A natural high desert palette representative of the area is used on the interiors and exteriors of the buildings and stained wood used under balconies and as decorative elements at the roofline continue to add visual interest and a sense of place.