Lents Center for Urban Agriculture is a place that supports community agriculture, by providing the necessary tools to facilitate education and community. At a point in the city where several modes of transportation meet, Lents Central becomes a congregation point for the community, a place for farmers markets, and a place for meeting. The form of the building is fabricated from the neighboring city structure, this further establishes the project as the central point for community well being. The form of the building is rendered as an “L” which creates the central plaza where people congregate for markets, events and eateries. The simple extruded form is reminiscent of farm houses and barns, structures that evoke a feeling of comfort and are symbols of food. Yet this idea of a barn is manipulated, the facade is deconstructed, pulling the wood facade away from the structure to allow for program use and interior passageways. It is then decomposed to create openings, entrance ways and to evoke a sense of porosity and movement.