The design for the Iris pavilion used the idea of the circular array as it's primary generative geometry. In this methodology an approach to design evolved in which compelling formal structures were manifest through the application of a set of simple rules and operations.

The technique for the generation of form involved the overlapping of specific curvatures and frequencies of compositional elements. This led to the production of an architectonic structure in which the qualities of decorative pattern and structural logic were simultaneously addressed.