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Sika Roofing’s Projects of the Year competition recognizes outstanding achievement by our approved applicator network in the areas of design, application, and installation. POY is a competitive event every year, with 2023 being no exception.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: American Hydrotech’s Garden Roof Assemblies have successfully passed a series of tests and met the rigorous requirements to achieve FM Approvals. This assures confidence for building owners, architects, and landscape designers when specifying a garden roof.

In the heart of Washington, D.C., the Cielo at 300 M Street is a lavish 427-unit apartment building that spans a city block.

Since when do green roofs need to be flat? For countless years, roof tops were the forgotten plane of the building envelope. Relegated to keeping the dry, the rooftop was often only thought of as the convenient place for HVAC elements and similar functions.

Building owners and developers are continuing to place increasing value on the roof spaces that every building needs. In urban areas, these roof spaces need to perform their primary function: keeping the building interior dry. In the increasingly competitive real estate market, however, building owners are demanding that the roof space function at a much higher level.

Once the hub of the Houston, Texas, United States mail system, the 1930’s-era Barbara Jordan Post Office was a shining example of modern, new formalist architecture.  In 2015, however, the historic post office was closed and fell into a state of abandonment and neglect.  Thankfully, that all changed when efforts surged to transform this 16-acre site into a mixed-use complex topped wit

When the design team at EskewDumezRipple got to work on a new mixed-use project in Charlottesville, Virginia, they knew it needed to serve as an inviting front door to the downtown mall. "CODE was designed to act as a highly visible beacon to the Charlottesville community," says Jose Alvarez, principal architect at EskewDumezRipple.

Located in the Streeterville area on the north side of Chicago, the Northwestern University Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center is the newest medical building in the Northwestern University medical campus. A privately-funded cancer research center, the major addition to the Chicago medical community was designed by the Chicago office of Perkins+Will (P+W) and its sub-consulting team.

The District Wharf, a $3.6 billion development along the Washington Channel of the Potomac River, has transformed what was once a forlorn row of dowdy motels and mediocre restaurants into a thriving mixed-use precinct and a popular regional attraction.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Monolithic Membrane 6125®, the original hot fluid-applied rubberized asphalt membrane. MM6125® created a better way to protect commercial buildings, establishing a new category and becoming the standard in the industry.

Garden roofs - lovely, functional, and blooming with seasonal colors - have been sprouting on a growing number of rooftops for the last several decades. Today, rooftops are blooming with new versions of these high-rise gardens.

Charlottesville’s Center of Developing Entrepreneurs (CODE) is a be­guiling chameleon, created to foster the growth of new local businesses while also engaging its community.