The monarch butterfly of North America is an "At Risk" species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services is currently assessing whether the Monarch needs to be granted endangered species status, while the monarch population erodes due to the combined forces of agricultural pesticides and habitat loss. This building is a semi-porous breeding ground, waystation, and sanctuary. It is a pioneering building – one that aims to be ecologically generous, weaving butterfly conservation strategies into its design through the integration of open Monarch habitat in its facades, roof, and atrium.