Adobe is one of the earliest building materials, dating back thousands of years across many cultures. Nowhere in this country is its use better illustrated than in the Southwest. While modern construction materials have given the sun dried earthen element a run for its money, its popularity here continues to flourish. Perhaps it’s adobe’s deep rooted ties to our region’s Native American and Hispanic history that allow it to endure. Or maybe it’s the material’s ability to withstand the desert’s harsh conditions. Whatever the reason, adobe remains a classic component of Arizona architecture.