Central Library, Portland Oregon
This project began with a feasibility study analyzing the existing condition of the roof membrane and working with engineers to determine if the roof could support the weight of an eco-roof. An eco-roof consists of plantings and lightweight soil which allows for diversion of storm water run-off, a mandate of the County. The Portland Central Library opened it's doors in 1913, one of the oldest libraries in the western U.S., and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Project Completed While at Carlton Hart Architecture