The Architectural Review Committee

Tuhaye, “The Good Land” , is a place of remarkable beauty and tranquil vistas. For centuries, this high plateau valley located between the Wasatch and the Uinta mountains was used as prime hunting ground by Native Americans. The beauty of the rolling topography and long, expansive views are Tuhaye’s prime asset.

The ARC evaluates all development proposals on the basis of the Tuhaye Design Guidelines.  The Design Guidelines were amended September 2018. Click here to open the Design Guidelines.

The Design philosophy at Tuhaye is to preserve and enhance this natural landscape treasure. The Tuhaye Architectural Review Committee, or ARC, is responsible for overseeing this vision through The Tuhaye Design Approach. This approach is characterized and inspired by the beauty of the natural environment surrounding Tuhaye. The three main objectives below are intended to ensure all residences and improvements are designed in harmony with the goals of the overall design approach within Tuhaye.

  • Design buildings and site Improvements that tread lightly on the land, consistent with Craftsman and western Ranch House inspired traditions.

  • Building and other site Improvements are to be integrated with the land to create a picturesque and natural flow from the man-made to the natural rugged environment.

  • Preserve and enhance the native landscape to anchor buildings to the land.

  • Natural building materials, consistent with the resources available in the surrounding area and region, are to be utilized in authentic ways using traditional building techniques.

The Guidelines call out the specific process that the ARC is to follow to review and approve all projects meeting the following criteria:

  • New Construction: Construction of a new, freestanding structure, whether as a residence, accessory building, or landscape structure.

  • Alterations, additions or rehabilitation of an existing structure: Any new construction or rehabilitation to an existing building or landscape structure that alters the original massing, exterior finishes, window placement, roof design, exterior lighting visible from off-site and/or other significant design elements.

  • Major site and/or Landscaping Improvements: Any major improvement or changes to improvements, including, but not limited to, grading, planting and re-vegetation plans, tree removal, irrigation, swimming pools, driveways, fencing and/or drainage, that alter the existing landscape.