In addition to utilizing local lumber, limestone, and materials inherent to preserving the native landscape, the proposed design also includes a rainwater harvesting system. As a civil engineering “best management practice,” this technology collects and stores rainwater for human use. The winged shape of the roof provides an aesthetic form and also function, as it guides runoff water to the rain gardens. The rain gardens incorporated in the design are part of the overall harvesting system, utilizing natural fauna and rock elements in a natural aesthetic to treat the water. The cistern is also to be utilized for perimeter irrigation, further reducing the facility’s environmental impact.


Rainwater Harvesting Gardens