A 7400 square foot LiveRoof® green roof will install on Capitol Federal Hall at the University of Kansas School of Business (KU) beginning March 28. The green roof will serve as a focal point for students and faculty to examine new practices for creating economic prosperity, and maintaining social responsibility. The building’s design, set to stimulate entrepreneurial innovation by providing a complementary lush, vibrant planted rooftop for students with a tranquil study space.
“Through its innovative design and features, the Capitol Federal Hall honors our school and its traditions. KU embraces a sustainability culture we feel is vital to growing the next generation of remarkable business leaders. Our new building will support our mission of teaching and knowledge creation in a collaborative, supportive climate.”
Capitol Federal Hall will celebrate its public grand opening on May 16. The four-story, 166,500 square-foot building will be the largest facility at KU financed through private support. The $70.5 million facility has a north and south wing, joined by a central atrium. With ample natural lights and views, it will house 18 classrooms, a 350 seat auditorium, 205 offices and labs and spaces for students’ use, with state-of-the-art technology throughout the building. Located on 1654 Naismith Drive, across from Allen Fieldhouse, the School of Business will form a new southern gateway to the KU campus.
“The KU School of Business has delivered a remarkable student-focused design in the new Capitol Federal Hall,” said Roxanne Nagel, Co-Owner of Roof Top Sedums. “It supports entrepreneurial innovation with open, breathable work-study spaces. At the same time, the school continues to emphasize the importance of sustainable stewardship among tomorrow’s business leaders.”
Roof Top Sedums has grown a custom-mix of drought-tolerant sedum plants for the new green roof at Capitol Federal Hall. Livability planners and designers, Vireo, created the green roof design, JE Dunn is the general contractor, and Lawrence Landscape will install the green roof on Capitol Federal Hall.