A WaterLINK (Water Quality
Restoration and Protection Service Learning Mini-Grant awarded
to KSU by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment
utilizing USEPA funds) provided $5,000 in financial assistance
for the Upper Seaton Hall Green Roof Project.
Following Fall 2007 green roof design work by Professor
Skabelund's LAR Specialization Studio and Spring 2008 work by
seven of Prof. Skabelund's NRES students on two green roof
proposals for Seaton Hall, Professor Todd Gabbard (Architecture)
collaborated with Prof. Skabelund to develop a plan for
implementing a full-sun, south-facing demonstration green roof at
Seaton Hall during Fall 2008. Two architecture students, Michael
Knapp & Mark Neibling, completed detailed green roof plans for
a green roof atop the third-floor breezeway, while a horticulture
student (Kyle Koehler) researched possible plants for the roof. In
Spring 2009, landscape architecture student, Mike Weber, prepared
a digital planting plan for the green roof, using Prof.
Skabelund's sketch plan. Waterproofing and green roof installation
took place in Spring 2009, with assistance from Stacy Hutchinson
and six amazing BAE students. The photo of green roof
implementation above was taken May 18, 2009 by Dea Brokesh.
The series of photos shown immediately below were taken in 2011, the first year that supplemental irrigation was not provided to the west side of this living roof. At the end of 2012 supplemental irrigation was discontinued to see what plants will survive over time.
In total, this design-build and research project has engaged more
than 30 KSU students from at least nine different disciplines,
including: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Biological &
Agricultural Engineering, Architectural Engineering &
Construction Science, Horticulture, Biology, Agronomy, Park
Management, Agriculture Communications).
Special thanks go to KSU faculty Sutton Stephens, Dennis Law,
Stacy Hutchinson, Mary Knapp, Carol Blocksome, Rhonda Janke, Ed
& Dea Brokesh, Melanie Klein, Jeremy Merrill, KSU Facilities
staff Bob Williams, Mark Taussig, Ed Heptig, Abe Fattaey, Mark
Loberg, Roof Shop personnel, and many others -- as well as Danker
Roofing, American Hydrotech (esp. Bill Schaefer), Derbigum (esp.
roofing materials representative Kathy Hogarty), BNIM (esp. Greg
Pfau), Jeffrey L. Bruce LLC, and other private suppliers.
KSU-Facilities, KSU-CAPD, Danker Roofing, American Hydrotech, and
Derbigum each provided substantial donations. Upper Green Roof Poster
A Clean Water Neighbor Grant awarded to KSU by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment utilizing USEPA funds provided $17,600 in financial assistance for the Lower Seaton Hall Green Roof Project.
Waterproofing and green roof installation took place in Spring
2012, following 2010-2012 design work by professors Skabelund
& Gabbard, architecture students, Maxie Henkle & Geoff
Ekey, and landscape architect Dede Brokesh. Ideas for this
combined LiveRoof and American Hydrotech green roof were initially
generated by Prof. Skabelund's Spring 2008 NRES students and Fall
2010 LAR 410 Planting Design students. Many faculty, staff,
students, and professionals contributed to the design and
installation of this second living roof on the West Wing of
K-State's Seaton Hall. Special thanks go to Lance Klein and
Josh Cheek for assisting with implementation on May 8, 2012 and to
LAR 410 students for generating some very good ideas for this
lower roof. Information sheet.