Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is a non-profit dedicated to creating vibrant public spaces and healthy natural landscapes in Indianapolis through volunteer-driven community improvement projects. The KIB headquarters site, built in the early 20th century, had until recently been a brownfield and an abandoned warehouse.
In 2014, Omni provided a solution that bridged the building’s structural limitations with the ecological aspirations of KIB. At an average depth of 3” and weight of 15 pounds per square foot, the green roof was established with only modest structural modifications. In spite of the light weight, the design created a life support system for a Midwestern prairie rich in biodiversity.