Montgomery Park Business Center
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Project Name: Montgomery Park Business Center
Year: 2002
Owner: Samuel Himmelrich
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 34000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: John Shepley

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof Design Consultant: Katrin Scholz-Barth, Scholz-Barth Consulting
Architecture/Engineering: DMJMH+N
Owner/Developer: Samuel Himmelrich
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants
Roofing Consultant: David Hawn, Dedicated Roof and Hydro-Solutions
Architect of Record: Notari Associates
Morabito Consultants: Structural Engineers
The formerly known 1925 art deco-style Montgomery Ward Catalog Building is now Montgomery Park Business Center, with an extensive greenroof over a former train shed. The previous brownfield site is a great example of an adaptive reuse project after being abandoned for 15 years. The roof has a low-maintenance groundcover in a shallow 4" growing media of expanded slate (75% inorganic). DMJMH+N, an architecture/ engineering firm in Washington D.C., restored the facade of the landmark building. The Montgomery Park Business Center won the 2003 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence in the Retrofit Extensive category.
The roof also features a waterproof root-resistent single-ply roofing system and is covered in alpine plants that can withstand harsh conditions. Plants supplied by Green Roof Plants in June, 2002. The building is now home to the State of Maryland's Department of the Environment.

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Read more about the award-winning project on the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities website. Learn more about Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants in The Greenroof Directory. Read more about the project here:

Green Roof Retrofit, April 9, 2003, by ArchitectureWeek.
 
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