Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

Phap Vu Buddhist Temple

PROGRAM New Buddhist Temple & Pavilion

SIZE

Temple 8,000 sf

Pavilion 16,000 sf

LOCATION Orlando, FL

DESIGN

With a 5-acre site bordering protected wetlands, Process Architecture was presented with the opportunity to create a campus design that reaches out and embraces the natural beauty of the site, thereby reinforcing connections from interior to exterior.  Functional site features such as retention areas were embraced as visual amenities. An overall pedestrian-focused circulation plan recognizes spatial connections between structures. 

The Temple Building derives its order from classic Vietnamese Buddhist temple design featuring prominent stepped roof shape and portico wrapping the front and sides.  The structural rhythm follows strict Buddhist values in both number and proportion.  A clerestory window at the upper roof allows sunlight from the east to stream in to the altar. Inside the large worship space, emphasis is placed on the floor kneeling space, denoted by a change in material and the suspended overhead grid of floating wood structure. 

Standing on its own, on a lawn, and on a pond, against the backdrop of wetlands, is the Pavilion.  A large open-air, wide-span structure, the Pavilion is a space for community events, performance and worship.  A small utility structure containing restrooms, storage and a stage floats beneath the roof of the pavilion sailing overhead. 

The design of the campus takes the basic kit of parts of a pre-engineered metal building system and exploits it for its inherent beauty derived from its structural logic.  What would typically be seen as constraints, the design team found freeing in terms of design potential.  By working with the system instead of against it, the manipulation of skin works in concert with the structural order. This allows for an unprecedented amount of natural light and a connection to the landscape, in what would normally be thought of as only a warehouse structural type.