Clark Street Courtyard

Chicago, IL

In 2015, The National building was redesigned, refurbished and restored, and received an Omni Green Roof. Originally built in 1907, the Daniel Burnham-designed building evolved in varied ways before its 2015 renewal. Designers wanted to preserve this sense of evolution by celebrating the building’s historic flourishes while making way for more modern additions.

As part of the transformation, the building’s exterior light well was re-purposed into an amenity courtyard, complete with communal seating and shuffleboard. A 1,000-square-foot Omni Green Roof was also installed, providing a lush addition to the fully-shaded courtyard. The roof features a mix of shade-tolerant perennials growing in 5 inches of Omni Infinity Media.