A previous office building and then art institute in Brookline, MA, the building has been re-purposed into the new Boston Cultural Center for the Religious Institution of Soka Gakkai International. The project includes the assessment and renovation of an existing facility which houses office space, conference rooms, meditation rooms, and an outdoor landscape plaza. Located along a highly circulated street, the intervention of a wood wall and screening system transform the existing facade into an interactive and dynamic street-front landmark. A pallet of light tones, painted brick, and articulated greenery create an accepting atmosphere that reflects the ideals of and identity of SGI. The motif of wood and light carries through the entry and into a re-invented atrium space where an articulation of skylights work into a double height space highlighting a connection to the main worship space and additional program beyond.