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See the project profile from H. Keith Wagner Partnership. For more information on the Salem State University, Marsh Hall greenroof, contact Jeffrey Hodgson, Partner, H. Keith Wagner Partnership at or visit them at

Marsh Hall is a residential hall project at Salem State University that is located adjacent to a sensitive tidal salt marsh. Stormwater from the project is sent to a large, linear bio-swale with native grasses to be filtered and given the chance to percolate back into the ground. The bioswale is lined with stone-filled gabions and extends through a new quadrangle giving an architectural expression to a natural process and educating residents to the process of treating stormwater.

Completed in March 3010, a 5,750 square foot green roof extends over the lower level dining hall, lending a green view to the rooms above.

The Marsh Hall project at Salem State University received a design award from the Boston Society of Architects at their annual awards dinner on January 26, 2012.


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