Lately I have been focusing on understanding the project site. And have further more begun to develop the building massing. I conducted a Site Inventory to understand the existing conditions. I have produced a proposed building layout on the site. The parking garage roof will function as an urban gathering space, the building is oriented to challenge the surrounding existing architecture. I am also trying to orient the building to pull visual interest towards UC's campus, this communicates the business development and research relationship that exists between the new building tenants and UC. I feel there is a need to challenge the surrounding architecture because a nanotechnology facility is an up and coming modern business. By challenging the surrounding architecture I am hoping to communicate "things are changing" and new contemporary organizations are being realized. The surrounding architecture has more of a historical vernacular, where business entrances are placed rectangular flush with the sidewalk. I am hoping to address the night life of the area, and the business/urban relationship, by providing ample public outdoor urban spaces. During the day the spaces can be used to enjoy warm weather and eat lunch. During the night the spaces can be transformed to public performance spaces, and places to display art work. I do have some notion of making the area above the parking garage a sculpture garden. It seems business are creating their image to state they are connected to culture, often this is achieved by putting art on display.