Two buildings earning 2011 Distinguished Building Awards from AIA Chicago are topped with LiveRoof® brand hybrid green roof systems.

One Haworth Center, designed by Perkins + Will, received an Honor Award.

According to one juror the green roof stood above other similar approaches, “because this takes the green roof and leverages it into something more meaningful than what everyone else is doing.”

The building features a 45,000 SF green roof that peaks at 3 stories and slopes to meet the landscape at ground level.

Gary Comer College Prep, designed by John Ronan Architects, received a Citation of Merit.

This literally green building has a spring green colored exterior and is topped with a 11,400  SF LiveRoof brand green roof system.

Chicago-based Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects designed the green roofs on both buildings.