Design context often has two parts — the “man-made” environment and the “natural” environment. The man-made environment included considerations such as precedents, both historical and architectural; impact of adjacent structures and program to the project; and the impact of circulation around the space, both vertical and horizontal. Many design cues were also taken from the natural environment and included climate considerations, solar orientation, predominant vegetation, site features (landmark trees, water features, etc.), and geological makeup.

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