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Read the case study from Bil Taylor Associates Inc. Contact Bil Taylor at 520.792.9544 and and Quetzalli Bartholomaei, RLA, ASLA of Blue Mesa Studios at 520.624.0500 and

Read the September 10, 2006 Roof makes you green with envy by Allie Bell from

The Riverfront Residence 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: 2005 AIA/Tucson Lifestyle “Home of the Year” Award; 2005 Arizona Department of Water Resources & Tohono Chul Park Judges Xeriscape Award; 2004 Southern Arizona AIA Merit Award.

Sarnafil Roofing
Lightweight soil mix – 5″ deep
Desert plants – Grasses and flowering groundcovers designed and specified by Blue Mesa Studios.


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