Reported by Susan Vessell
(AUSTIN) — New restaurants, bars, office and residential buildings and parking garages are transforming downtown Austin every day. With all these new structures come new rooftops. While most of us would think of a roof just being a roof, others see potential beauty.
The student housing around West Campus used to be scarce. Now the area is bustling with places to live, study and relax. Eleanor McKinney is a landscape architect and is the first certified green roof professional in Austin. She came up with something unique for one student housing rooftop, and now it’s covered in plants; a literal definition of “going green.” >> Read the full story