Alexander & Associates LTD

Dickens Place2100 N. Racine Avenue Chicago, IL

  • Contact

    Mr. Gregg Rithmiller
    Property Manager
    HEIL, HEIL, SMART & GOLEE
    5215 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 866-7400

  • Description

    New Green Roof, along with roof repairs, at unique loft building with an existing courtyard space in the center

  • Green Roof Cost

    $245,000

  • Completion Date

    Spring 2009

Scope of Services

ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. was engaged by the Dickens Place Condominium Association to perform roof consulting services in 2006 on their courtyard roof.   Their goal was to replace their faulty roof membrane and transform an inefficient roof deck into a functional gathering place for residents of the building.  They looked to ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. to provide them with information on a conventional roof system as well as a green roof system, using sustainable technologies.   The Association chose a green roof system and opted for the use of native plantings in movable planters.  Cedar was chosen for the wood deck material because of its low maintenance requirements and non-toxic chemicals.  Incorporating two decks with connecting walkways, the space is divided into separate zones for parties and relaxation while overlooking the perimeter gardens.