Nelligan White Architects provided preliminary designs for a new Buddhist community center in various locations throughout the borough. In each case the center was designed with a number of green building concepts in mind. Primary among these is a durable high-performance building envelope that consists of a terra cotta rainscreen over autoclaved aerated concrete block walls. In one iteration the faceted design of the front garden wall and front façade of the building controls direct sunlight into the front yard and lobbies as rainwater is collected and stored to minimize storm runoff. This feeds a waterfall along the south west garden wall.