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Video & Project of the Week for December 8, 2014: Simmons College School of Management

on December 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm under Project of the Week: 12/08/14

Simmons College School of Management
Boston, MA, USA
2,000 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university. Offering undergraduate education for women and renowned coeducational graduate programs, it also has the nation’s first MBA program designed specifically for women. Designed by CannonDesign architects, the $63 million Simmons College School of Management and Academic Building was formerly a parking lot. The LEED Gold certified structure encloses the newly formed Simmons Quadrangle creating a new center for campus life and concealing a five-level 700-car subterranean parking garage below.

The building includes four state-of-the-art general-use classrooms, four School of Management-specific classrooms, an executive education conference room, and a green roof patio. Installed by Apex Green Roofs, the Roofmeadow Type II design has primarily drought tolerant sedum species with mounds of flowering perennials and grasses at deeper depths, which range from 4″-8″. Overlooking the quad, the semi-intensive greenroof is available to faculty and students to enjoy.

A powerful reflection of Simmons’ commitment to environmental sustainability and of their responsible stewardship of economic resources, the project has been included in Simmons College’s curricula in environmental science and ethics/philosophy, further enhancing their sustainable mindset.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Year: 2008
Owner: Simmons College
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
2,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CannonDesign
Apex Green Roofs
General Contractor:
Lee Kennedy Co.
Greenroof System:
Roofmeadow Type II


Project of the Week Video Feature

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