Riverfront Residence
   
Aerial View of the Riverfront Residence Desert Greenroof; Photo: Sierra ImagesProject Name: Riverfront Residence
Year: 2003
Owner: Stan McKenzie
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 1800 sq.ft.
Slope: 4%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: June Rettig, Bil Taylor Associates

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect / Principal: Bil Taylor, Bil Taylor Associates Inc.
Architect: Chris Evans
Landscaping Installation: Desert Glen Landscaping
Roofing Company: Progressive Roofing Inc.
Waterproofing: Sarnafil Roofing
Landscape Architect: Quetzalli Bartholomaei, Blue Mesa Studios
A beautiful desert landscape on the roof; Photo Courtesy Bil TaylorPhoto Courtesy Bil TaylorPhoto Courtesy Bil Taylor
This project was completed on June 9, 2003. Designer's Intent: Mitigate run-off, self-shading effect of plants, visibility from road, aesthetics from within the house.
Grant: ADEQ matching funds grant.
Awards: 2004 Southern Arizona AIA Merit Award
2005 Arizona Department of Water Resources & Tohono Chul Park Judges Xeriscape Award
2005 AIA/Tucson Lifestyle "Home of the Year" Award
Interior views of the desert on the roof and beyond; Photo Courtesy Bil TaylorInterior views of the grasses; Photo Courtesy Bil Taylor
Sarnafil Roofing
Lightweight soil mix - 5" deep
Desert plants - Grasses and flowering groundcovers designed and specified by Blue Mesa Studios.

Additional thumbnail photos:

Roof detail; Photo Courtesy Bil TaylorThe soothing cool colors of the desert roof; Photo Courtesy Bil Taylor
For more project info, visit www.taylordesignbuild.com, follow project links to Riverfront. Contact info: Bil Taylor of Bil Taylor Associates Inc., 178 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85701; 520.792.9544; bil@taylordesignbuild.com. Quetzalli Bartholomaei, RLA, ASLA of Blue Mesa Studios: 520.624.0500; kelzi@bluemesa.com. Also, read "Roof makes you green with envy" by Allie Bell from www.azstarnet.com of 9.10.06.
 
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