September 2013 Green Roof is complete and plants are settling in to their new home.
August 2013 Construction begins
November 2012 H.J. Becker awarded the Howlett Hall roof replacement.
June 2012 The third significant private donation is awarded.
May 2012 A benefactor hosts a soiree at her home to engage further fundraising support.
August 2011 Schematic and Development Phase: The Green Roof Team meets regularly to complete the green roof design.
July 2011 The second significant private donation is awarded in the amount of $100,000.
March 2011 CTL Engineering and NBBJ are hired for the replacement of the roof and green roof design.
December 2010 Fundraising efforts begin, and the first significant private donation is awarded.
August 2010 Howlett Hall roof replacement is approved.
March 2010 Landscape architects at NBBJ gift their services to move from a conceptual to a schematic design.
February 2010 The Green Roof Team hosts a statewide design charrette resulting in six basic design concepts.
January 2010 A Green Roof Team is assembled:
* Mary Maloney, Director of Chadwick Arboretum
* Megan Welsh, Program Coordinator, Certified Green Roof Professional and LEED Green Associate
* Laura Burchfield, Horticulture and Landscape Design Professor
* Rick VanDeusen, Sr. Project Manager at OSU Facilites, Operations and Development (FOD)
* Tommy Hileman, Marketing Coordinator and Certified Green Roof Professional
2007–2008 Research for a green roof at Howlett Hall is compiled and presented.
(Horticulture and Landscape Design Professor Laura Burchfield and undergraduate Denman participant Megan Ehrmin)
2004–2007 OARDC sponsors green roof plot trials at Waterman Farm, but funding fails again.
(Dr. Martin Quigley and PhD Candidate Reid Coffman)
1967–1969 Howlett Hall is designed with a rooftop garden in mind, but funding fell short.
(Ken Reisch, Professor & Associate Dean of Horticulture at OSU)