As a reflection and response to sea level rise, the ‘Story of Stone’ carries the language of stone and maneuvers through the site as differing conditions of dry and saturated, raised and embedded, as means to adapt to climate change with living landscapes and passive building principles. The project focuses on stone as a thermal mass that stores and releases heat to create comfortable interior and exterior spaces. The narrative first begins on land with the breakwaters emerging from the shore edge. The thermal mass continues to surface from the landscape as mounds of breakwaters that retain water for trees and act as cooling and heating masses through interaction with users on site. Following the stone pathways that weave throughout the landscape, the stone is stacked and organized in bands as a means to heat and cool the interior spaces, thus creating the foundation for the community hall that is lifted above the predicted flood plains to stand as a resilient and adaptable keystone of the community.