The integration of southwestern warmth with clean contemporary design is perfected by UDA to create uniquely comfortable spaces. Southwest Contemporary architecture requires great consideration of the site, melding modern, international notions of architecture with the distinctively harsh, yet beautiful characteristics of living in the southwest. This style utilizes flowing interior/ exterior living rooms that fit seamlessly into the desert landscape. The outdoor living spaces of these homes are protected by deep overhangs to shelter both patios and interior rooms from direct sun exposures. Natural local materials such as heavy timbers, rustic stone, and aged copper are skillfully detailed to form sleek connections with clean lines.