Greenroof Project of the Week for May 13, 2013: Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center

June 22, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center
Asheville, NC, USA

3,800 sf. Greenroof

Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center; Photo Courtesy of Living Roofs, Inc.

Project Description & Details

The City of Ashville named their new community center after the late pastor, Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr., who founded the Worldwide Missionary Baptist Tabernacle Church in 1959 and served for nearly 50 years. Home to a variety of creative programs for all ages, the center features classrooms and an auditorium with a stage, and uses a geothermal HVAC system, skylights, and sports a living roof; it is the first facility constructed by the City of Asheville to be LEED Platinum certified.

Located on an underutilized ball field adjacent to an established inner city neighborhood of small homes and public housing and sitting at one of the gateways to the River Arts District, Living Roofs, Inc. installed the green roof on the new Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center in Spring 2011. In 2007 the City of Asheville passed a resolution requiring all new City buildings to be LEED certified and the Recreation Center is the first in hopefully a long list of future projects. Living Roofs, Inc. says “We are proud to be a part of this team of pioneers.” The pair of green roofs is an extensive built up system planted with a variety of drought tolerant Sedums and other hardy perennials.

Year: 2011
Owner: City of Asheville
Location: Asheville, NC, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 3,800 sq.ft.
Slope: 6%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center; Photo Courtesy of Living Roofs, Inc.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Matthews Architecture PA
General Contractor: H & M Constructors
Installation: Living Roofs, Inc.

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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