Greenroofs.com 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.
Owner: Simmons College
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Educational
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,000 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
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