American Lake VA Community Living Center – Tacoma, WA


Macdonald Environmental Planning is acting as the green roof Consultant on this Veterans Administration Acute Care Nursing home at American Lakes Hospital in Tacoma, WA.  The green roof was installed on approximately 30,000 square foot roof with planting media depths ranging from 3 inches over the majority of the roof to 7 inches at the perimeter so that taller plant materials can be seen from the ground.

The plant pallet includes a mix of sedums and grasses.  The is the first Veterans Administration building project to have a green roof in the United States and will be completed the summer of 2009.  Architectural rendering and photographs courtesy of TCF Architecture.