Eleanor McKinney  
phone: (512) 445-5202
Landscape Architect fax: (512) 445-3432
 

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Home Away

On top of the 6th floor deck in the Austin Marketplace District, a new roof garden and employee gathering place is being installed in summer of 2009. Home Away, Inc., an online vacation rental company, is expanding their headquarters and is committed to an employee culture of fun and sustainability.

The roof deck will have a fire pit and lounge area, stage, shuffleboard, green wall of evergreen vines, ornamental olives trees in large, metal pots, and terracotta pots with succulents.

The 7’ high green wall trellis system is formed from welded wire mesh with angle iron, planter liners, and steel plate cover. 6” high galvanized metal bins underneath the planters have fitted connection to the roof drains. This detail ensures that no planter drainage water will touch the waterproofing membrane.