SkySystem™

SkySystem™

SkySystem™ Green roofs in hot climates got off to slow start. They were up against a lot: extreme temperatures, intense rainfall events and long periods of drought. Plant roots — and the matter they live in — have to remain cool enough to survive and be able to retain...
George W. Bush Presidential Center

George W. Bush Presidential Center

George W. Bush Presidential Center Located on Southern Methodist University’s campus, the George W. Bush Presidential Center — which achieved LEED platinum certification (the highest rating) — is a marvel of environmental functionality and natural beauty....
Goldsmith Hall Living Wall

Goldsmith Hall Living Wall

Goldsmith Hall Living Wall The University of Texas at Austin celebrated the opening of its first “living wall” on June 1, 2016. The 10-by-25-foot honeycomb structure (constructed by Austin’s Drophouse Design) adds a touch of wonder to “The Drag” (the portion of...
Edgeland House

Edgeland House

Edgeland House Edgeland House is the result of collaboration between Wildflower Center environmental designers and architecture and urban planning firm Bercy Chen Studio LP. Based loosely on the design of early Native American pit houses, this private residence along...
Dell Medical School Green Roof

Dell Medical School Green Roof

Dell Medical School Green Roof An 11,000-square-foot succulent-and-wildflower garden on top of a seventh floor parking garage, this green roof, planted in July 2016, is visible from the attached Health Transformation Building, as well as from hospital rooms in the...
John Gaines Pool House Green Roof

John Gaines Pool House Green Roof

John Gaines Pool House Green Roof This green roof — which was designed by Wildflower Center staff and planted in the Center’s own SkySystem™ growing medium — tops a bathing pavilion at John Gaines Park in Austin’s mixed-use Mueller development. It features succulents...