S.V. Lotus Temple, Fairfax, VA
SV Lotus Temple is a Hindu temple consisting of approximately 66,937 square feet of space on three levels. The mezzanine and basement levels, approximately 45,872 square feet, will constitute the first phase of the project and will house meeting, classroom, mechanical and ancillary spaces. The second phase of the project will be the temple area itself with approximately 21,085 square feet of space below a 150 diameter dome. The project is to be designed to LEED principles but USGBC certification will not be sought.