The architectural design draws inspiration from the rich agricultural history of the Central Valley. The tall, round metal silo at the entry is a direct interpretation of granaries located throughout the San Joaquin Valley. The “art wall” at the front entry patio is a representation of farmlands from high above, with the San Joaquin River meandering through. The interiors continue the agricultural feel while also focusing on energy efficiency. The building has been awarded LEED Gold certification and is also a Zero-Net-Energy facility, meaning it will produce as much energy as it uses. The structure consists of structural steel framing with Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) exterior shear walls.