The MRC office is a single storey structure with courtyards and internal verandahs, which serve as a surprise to the visitors entering the building. Visitors entering the MRC office are taken aback, surprised by the courtyards and internal verandahs punctured into the built form of the single storey office building. With traditional Tamil Nadu pan tiles laid over the hollow box steel sections, no concrete is used in the making of the roof. The walls are studded with recycled timber doors and windows. Principles of sustainable architecture have been followed during the design and construction phases of the building.