Amherst College Science Center Green Roof

Project Completion
Summer 2018

Location
Amherst, MA

Size
4,100 sq. ft.

The Amherst College Science Center, a newly constructed STEM building, features a 3rd-floor 4,100 square foot green roof that acts as an education tool for students as well as a stormwater management tool by retaining rainwater and slowing-runoff.

Recover worked extensively with Barr & Barr and Roofmeadow to execute the design while honoring the integrity of Hydrotech components throughout the construction process. Recover craned soil media and plants to the roof and installed all green roof components including over 17,000 plugs of sedum. The seamless green roof design, which passes through the curtain wall with interior decorative stone, required painstaking precision in edging alignment and detailing.

From roof to campus, the sedum plantings present an uninterrupted living vista that reflects the seasonal changes of the landscape beyond.

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Client Name
Amherst College

Green Roof Installation
Recover Green Roofs

Type
Extensive

Plant Type(s)
Sedum

Landscape Architect
Roofmeadow

Architect
Payette

General Contractor
Barr & Barr

Green Roof Components
American Hydrotech

Waterproofing Membrane
Hydrotech



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