Multnomah County Building Eco-Roof
According to the brief found online, the green roof on Portland's Multnomah County Building headquarters is expected to double the life of the roof.
Speaking from experience,
I'd say the project achieved its stated goal:
To create a landmark demonstration ecoroof with amenities such as a stone terrace and educational signage.
Multnomah County Bldg Green Roof Grasses/Wildflowers/Skyline Photo © Alice Joyce
I missed meeting with the county's sustainability manager, Kat West, when I stopped by to see the ecoroof, but Kat had messaged me about the picturesque quality of the plantings,
covering 12,000 sq. ft., and she mentioned the roof's organic vegetable garden, which provides produce for donation.
Views of the roof's wildflowers and grasses can be enjoyed from buildings in the neighborhood.
For your own up-close look at the Multnomah Building's eco-roof
at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland, take note:
Open to the public during regular business hours;
take the elevator to the 5th floor.