A very complicated project from a zoning perspective in that the building is larger than what the Darien, CT code would normally allow. The shape of the building was dictated by its’ position on the main road and how it is approached from different angles. Highway traffic meets the building head-on when exiting the off ramp, so it needed a strong brow. The building is clearly visible by local north and southbound traffic, so we developed a classic and impressive roof-line indicative of the charm of the area. Being at the gateway of Darien, we wanted to cultivate a building that would represent a welcoming and positive entrée into the charismatic downtown area.