PWA was subconsultant to the engineering prime. After a programming and master planning study to determine staff and operational needs, the buildings were designed to take maximum advantage of the mild climate, ocean breezes and sunshine. Building orientation, natural ventilation and daylighting were incorporated into the design. Concrete masonry, as the main building envelope material provides thermal lag, thereby allowing minimal use of mechanical systems for heating and cooling, it also provides durability, and successfully integrates into the context of the neighborhood. A recirculating decorative water harvesting system was incorporated into the landscape.