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November 1, 2006 Published by: Design Cost Data - Nov/Dec 2006

DCD - Seattle

Lushly planted green roofs that change color with the season are the centerpieces of two new buildings in downtown Seattle. The roofs provide not only a distinctive design feature for the buildings but also important environmental and economic benefits for the city of Seattle.

The Justice Center’s 8,500 square-foot garden roof was completed in 2002. From the very beginning, sustainability was a top design criterion, says Knut Hansen, senior associate for project architect NBBJ Design. The design features an intricate planting design guided by an image of sunlight reflected in a shallow streambed. But not only is the design visually appealing, the plants on the roof retain moisture and reduces the amount of stormwater entering the city’s storm sewer system. Continue Reading

November 1, 2005 Published by: Design Cost Data - Nov/Dec 2005

Proper Soil Selection for Garden Roofs: A Primer

Green roofs have become increasingly popular over the past several years due to their ability to provide a wide range of sustainability, energy and ecological benefits while often enhancing the aesthetic qualities and architectural creativity of buildings. Continue Reading

November 1, 2004 Published by: Design Cost Data - Nov/Dec 2004

Maryland's Smart Growth Initiatives

With the State of Maryland's Smart Growth initiatives, adopted in July of 2002, we (DNC Architects, Inc.) were able to demonstrate that a greeen roof, with all the associated benefits, could be added to a redevelopment project and that the payback would be immediate. Continue Reading

November 1, 2004 Published by: Environmental Design + Construction - November 2004

Seattle’s New City Hall and Justice Center Garden Roofs Represent the City's Environmental Initiatives.

Visitors to Seattle’s new City Hall and Justice Center probably don’t spend much time considering the sustainability, energy savings and ecological benefits of these new civic buildings’ high profile garden roofs. They’re too busy enjoying the views.

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July 1, 2004 Published by: Architectural West - July/August 2004

Architectural Pavers Bring Rooftop Terraces to Life in Seattle, Washington

Architects often represent the high caliber of creativity in their work by reserving a space in their plans for art. In two recently completed Seattle projects, that space has been reserved on their roofs. Rather, the actual roofs have become works of art. Both projects incorporate a variety of colored, 12-inch-square pavers, that, while both attractive and functional on the roof level, form intricate mosaics when viewed from higher elevations. Continue Reading

Recent Press

  • October 1, 2020
    A new landmark sits just west of the global tourist attraction, the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. A 1.8 million sq.ft., 65,000-seat domed stadium, costing nearly $2 billion is the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Southern Nevada residents, as well as...
  • November 26, 2019
    Palo Alto, CA. (November 26, 2019) There are many reasons to incorporate a green or living roof into a design, including energy conservation, water management, and financial benefits. For one project in Palo Alto, California, the benefits of having...