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Philadelphia, PA Assembly 6.00 - 30.00 inches of media Irrigation Surface Drip + Base Flood Roofmeadow Contractor Sean’s Landscaping, Inc. Completion Date Estimated Spring 2015 Awards 2013 AIA PA Honor Award
Area 53,200 square feet Waterprooong Polyurethane Architect Erdy McHenry Architecture Landscape Architect Roofmeadow
Cira Green is an iconic, publicly accessible skyline amenity space atop a nine-story parking garage in Philadelphia. As the landscape architect, Roofmeadow designed the roofscape to manage stormwater in all vegetated and hardscape plaza areas. Thin under-pavement “blue roof” cisterns beneath the plaza spaces and walkways that slowly release captured rainwater into adjacent planting beds. Sloping lawn, perennial beds, ornamental meadow drifts, and shade trees soak up both direct rainfall and water detained in the ‘blue roof’ cisterns below the paving. The interwoven blue-green roof strategies provide a unique approach to holistic stormwater management. This hybrid design approach will provide enhanced runoff volume reduction, additional runoff rate reduction, and water quality treatment in comparison to either on-roof planting or detention alone. A fundamental distinction of this design concept is that evapotranspiration substitutes for inoltration, providing an equivalent process for runoff reduction in a rooftop context as is generally valued on ground-level landscapes. Cira Green received a 2016 AIA Philadelphia Design Award, a 2013 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award and a 2015 DVGBC Groundbreaker Award.
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LeFrak Lakeside Center Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY
Assembly 2.50 - 36.00 inches of media Irrigation Base Capillary - harvested rainwater Roofmeadow Contractor Evergreen Environments Landscape Architect Prospect Park Alliance
Area 44,329 square feet :DWHUSURRoQJ PVC Architect Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Completion Date Fall 2013
This eight acre LEED Gold redevelopment project is a national model for integrating cutting edge sustainable design into an historic park. The project has earned the 2015 AIA Institute of Honor Award for Architecture and in the same year a Special Recognition Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Heathly Cities. The Sedum Extensive Green Roof on the skating rinkâ€™s canopy and the Intensive Green Roofs on the buildings that frame the rinks seamlessly integrate into the surrounding landscape, preserving historic design while meeting the needs of a diverse contemporary urban community. The Intensive Green Roof areas connect to each other and to existing pathways and landscape grades, allowing visitors to explore the parkâ€™s beauty on winding paths spanning the roof and ground planes. The Intensive Green Roof footpaths approaching from the east and north ascend gradually and imperceptibly over top of the 20,000 square-foot complex, eventually ending at an overlook of the facility and the scenic Prospect Park Lake beyond. The Intensive Green Roof pathways include Olmsted masonry paving details that were meticulously reproduced by the architect to pay homage to this historic landmark. An innovative storm water collection strategy and rainwater retention cistern result in zero rainwater runoff from the Intensive Green Roof areas. Rainfall collected from paved surfaces is directed beneath elevated curbs where it then travels through two different layers of the *UHHQ5RRISURoOHLQWRDJUDYHOWUHQFKWKDWOHDGVWRDJDOORQ retention cistern behind the east building. Water entering the cistern is SUHWUHDWHGE\DFHQWULIXJDOoOWHU$QHIoFLHQWVXEVXUIDFHGULSLUULJDWLRQ system draws on the collected rainfall in the cistern to irrigate the forested Intensive Green Roofs. The cisternâ€™s capacity is more than VXIoFLHQWWRLUULJDWHWKH,QWHQVLYH*UHHQ5RRIVDQGVWRUHVDPSOHUHVHUYHV to sustain the drought tolerant plant palette during particularly dry summers. In cold months, when the irrigation is not operating, excess rainfall naturally purges the system, preventing the build-up of salts which could would otherwise be detrimental to the plantings. No potable water is used to irrigate the Lakeside Green Roofs. ÂŠ Ari Burling
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Visitor Center Brooklyn, NY Assembly 6.00 inches of media Irrigation Base Capillary Roofmeadow Contractor New York Green Roofs Completion Date Fall 2011
Area 9,600 square feet Waterproofing PVC Architect Weiss/Manfredi Landscape Architect H.M. White Site Architects
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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center green roof provides a highlyvisible vegetated gateway to the botanic garden. The building’s sinuous gable roof snakes through the landscape, creating distinctive spaces around the building for an at-grade dining terrace, stadium seating, and an open-air passageway underneath the green roof. More than 25,000 densely planted grasses, perennials, and bulbs create a meadow-like roof cover, while attracting pollinators and contributing to the site’s holistic stormwater management strategy. The Visitor Center and the green roof are part of the Campaign for the Next Century initiative intended to renew the hundred year old garden. The roof garden is visible from many points within the botanic garden. Not only a visitor center, the building will be available for private events including weddings and parties. Due to the roof’s pitch, the green roof is a prominent visual element of the architecture. The green roof works to lighten the environmental footprint of the structure and to strengthen the connection between the building and the landscape. HM White Site Architects, the landscape architect for BBG, incorporated the green roof into their site-wide stormwater management strategy which includes rain gardens and woodland bio infiltration basins. All of the site features perform aesthetic and ecological functions and, yearly, will keep thousands of gallons of stormwater on site and out of the over-taxed New York City sewer system. Stormwater that stays on site is a resource which will sustain plant life and help to limit the need for irrigation.
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Roofmeadow designed the profile and the slope stabilization system for the Visitor Center green roof. The slope of the gable roof varies and includes a peak in the center giving the roof the appearance of an upside down ship. Slope stabilization is needed over roughly half of the roof area, including any area with a slope greater than 9°. Stabilization of the media is achieved through the use of banana cleats secured to a Geogrid net. Roofmeadow Certified media was provided by SkyGarden. Roofmeadow and Sika Sarnafil (the waterproofing provider), are warranting the assembly for a period of 20 years. As a condition of the warranty New York Green Roofs is maintaining the roofscape in compliance with the Roofmeadow Maintenance Manual. Photo by Aaron Booher
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Waterloo, Rebosante - Competition Winner Philadelphia, PA International Competition Community Design Collaborative and selected jury Team Collaborators Studio Ludo, Space for Childhood
Roofmeadow and collaborators from Studio Ludo and Space for Childhood developed a winning design for Norris Square Waterloo Recreation Park. A very popular park in the summer, its pool and basketball courts are set in a field of aging pavement. The design updates the park’s severe hardscape by overlaying the existing concrete with a living ‘veneer’ hydrological system. The ‘veneer’ greening strategy invests resources in functional hydrology, artful terrain, native plantings and the play opportunities they provide, in lieu of demolition and excavation. Our goal was to honor the park’s existing community role, while incorporating green space, stormwater capture, broader play opportunities, and improving usability for all generations. The central axis and concrete core of the park was designated “plaza” preserving space for court games, large events and potential popup markets. A loop of activity encircles all areas of the park - offering the chance to move up and down, test balancing ability, and explore varying natural material conditions. From the edges of the park, materially-rich planted areas offer sanctuary from hard surfaces and large events. Re-use of existing infrastructure drove our team to strategize design interventions for maximal effect and minimize demotition. The existing concrete planes were manipulated to direct rainwater into interactive play features.
Of forty entries submitted, our team won for the Waterloo Park category. Our entry was ranked first in its class by each of the three deciding juries: the expert jury, community jury AND award jury.
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Penn State University Brandywine, Student Union and Residence Hall Media, PA
Irrigation Un-irrigated Completion Date Summer 2017
Area 79,618 square feet Architects Stantec and Clark Nexsen Landscape Architect Roofmeadow
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Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Los Angeles, CA Assembly 6.00 - 12.00 inches of media Irrigation Surface Drip + Base Capillary Roofmeadow Contractor Non-Roofmeadow Contractor Completion Date Summer 2010
Area 12,700 square feet Waterproofing Polyurethane Landscape Architect Karla Dakin Design
Dramatic green roofs flank the entrance to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Central L.A. Sloping tiers of grasses, perennials, and succulents foster the sense that the Museum visually dissolves into the surrounding landscape. Pathways cutting through the vegetation allow visitors to observe the roof from varying viewpoints as they walk across the roof. Steep slopes (up to 45 degrees) required innovative slope stabilization to hold the green roof in place. Roofmeadow collaborated with the project architect, Belzberg Architects, APC, and landscape architect to engineer a solution. Drainage was similarly addressed by the design team to ensure that the vegetated areas maintained optimal hydraulic conditions.
University of Virginia Hospital Charlottesville, VA
Assembly 3.00 - 6.00 inches of media Irrigation Base capillary Roofmeadow Contractor Non-Roofmeadow Contractor Completion Date Fall 2014
Area 21,000 square feet :DWHUSURRoQJ PVC Landscape Architect Roofmeadow
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Testa Produce Chicago, IL Assembly 3.00 - 4.00 inches of media Irrigation Un-irrigated Roofmeadow Contractor Robert Ebl, Inc. Completion Date Fall 2010
Area 37,500 square feet Waterproofing TPO Architect Epstein
Located in the old Union Stockyards complex on the outskirts of Chicago, this green roof was designed by Roofmeadow and installed by Roofmeadow contractor, Robert Ebl, Inc. for Testa Produceâ€™s new corporate headquarters and distribution facility. The green roof includes a 7,500 square foot barrel roof at the face of the building. The 4.00 inch thick profile on the barrel roof has a maximum pitch of 43 degrees. The media on the barrel roof is stabilized with a cellular confinement system. The cellular confinement web is in turn supported by the weight of the adjacent flat extensive green roof, without the aid of any fixed anchors to the building structure. The mass of the media supported in this way is over 90 tons. Custom pre-grown reinforced sedum mats were used to plant the barrel portion of the green roof. This is the first time that this approach to slope stabilization has been implemented on such a large scale. The 3 inch thick 30,000 square feet flat roof was planted with Sedum plugs. Once a brownfield site, the building is now LEED Platinum making it the first industrial building to achieve that status. The facility also includes a wind turbine, a solar hot water system, recycled concrete, LED lighting and solar tracking skylights.
The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia, PA Assembly 4.00 inches of media Irrigation Un-irrigated Roofmeadow Contractor G.R.A.S.S. Completion Date Winter 2012
Area 13,700 square feet Waterproofing PVC Architect Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Landscape Architect Olin
This green roof sits atop a $25-billion art collection at one of the most prestigious museums in the world. The artwork, collected by Albert C. Barnes, includes Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings by masters such as Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. The Barnes Foundation was established in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” In 2012 the collection was moved from its original home in Marion, PA to the newly constructed museum in Philadelphia. The green roof acts as one of the most visible sustainability features of the LEED Platinum Certified museum building. A rooftop “light box,” protruding from the green roof, filters out harmful ultraviolet rays from natural light and is illuminated at night, as a beacon on the Parkway.
Photo by Connie Weiss
Jackson National Headquarters Lansing, MI Assembly 3.50 - 6.00 inches of media Irrigation Base Capillary Roofmeadow Contractor Troy Clogg Landscape Associates Completion Date Summer 2014
Area 22,600 square feet Waterproofing PVC Architect Gresham, Smith and Partners Landscape Architect Roofmeadow
The Jackson National Headquarters conference center and dining hall green roofs - designed by Roofmeadow - provide seasonal color, texture, and subtle movement for onlookers in building stories above. Each green roof consists of diverse meadow plantings with swaths of low and medium-height grasses and perennials, surrounded by a wide Sedum perimeter. The conference center roof’s undulating surface creates a sense of elegant, rolling topography underneath the meadow and Sedum. Roofmeadow’s design includes two important engineering components: 1) The first is a self-ballasted fall arrest system (developed by Diadem and available in the U.S. only through Roofmeadow), which utilizes discreet posts and infrastructure buried within the green roof. The system’s selfballasted design eliminates the need for roof deck penetrations. While the system was designed in Europe, it successfully satisfies ANSI/ASSE guidelines’ dynamic performance criteria for systems of this type. The individual components of the system have been tested to confirm that they can withstand a static force of 5,000 pounds without breaking. 2) The second is a slope stabilization system that accommodate’s the conference center roof’s rolling terrain. In most of the roof’s steeply pitched areas slope stabilization cleats hooked to ballasted Geogrid provide the necessary precaution. In areas where ballasting with the green roof media is not possible (due to the building’s geometry), the slope stabilization system is connected to the parapet.
Photo by Troy Clogg
Photo by Troy Clogg
Hanover Architectural Products Headquarters Hanover, PA Assembly 4.00 - 26.00 inches of media Irrigation Base Capillary Roofmeadow Contractor G.R.A.S.S. Completion Date Spring 2012
Area 6,100 square feet Waterproofing LARA Landscape Architect Roofmeadow
Roofmeadow provided landscape architectural and engineering services for this retrofit green roof. Roofmeadow designed a showcase the green roof for HanoverÂŽ Architectural Products, the industry leader in architectural pavers, at their headquarters in Hanover, PA. With patio seating, seatwalls, and a stage area, employees are free to enjoy the amenity space at lunchtime and for events and presentations. Hanover also uses the newly-built rooftop as a tour ground for potential clients and partners. Part of the design fun involved figuring out unintended uses for Hanoverâ€™s off the shelf and custom products. These innovative approaches enhance the diversity of products that Hanover already offers. Roofmeadow-licensed Master Contractor G.R.A.S.S. installed the green roof this spring, placing each paver with precision. The project took six weeks to construct, with stacked walls, pedestal pavers, companion pavers, precast-concrete curbs, and a diversity of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees.
Photos by Hanover Architectural Products
Photo by Hanover Architectural Products
Music City Center Nashville, TN
Assembly 2.50 inches of media Irrigation Base Capillary Roofmeadow Contractor Greenrise Technologies, LLC Completion Date Spring 2012 Awards 2015 GRHC Award of Excellence
Area 191,400 square feet :DWHUSURRoQJ PVC Architect tvs design
Roofmeadow provided engineering services, construction support, and long-term stewardship management for this four acre green roof, 5RRIPHDGRZ VODUJHVWJUHHQURRIWRGDWH7KHJUHHQURRILVoYHVWRULHV up and concentrated in three distinct areas. The undulating surface of this convention center roof creates varied pitches (16 - 25%) that require slope stabilization. The roof surface design drew inspiration from Tennessee’s rolling hills, and a large guitarshaped structure obscure’s the building’s mechanical equipment and supports a photo-voltaic array. Music City Center is expected to become a Nashville landmark and serve as a public space attracting artists, performers, Nashvillians and tourists. The enormous green roof will contribute to the buildings cultural identity DQGSURYLGHDUDQJHRIHQYLURQPHQWDOEHQHoWVLQFOXGLQJVWRUPZDWHU management, energy savings and habitat creation.
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PECO Energy Philadelphia, PA
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This green roofâ€™s accessibility to the public is its most important feature. To date, nearly 1,000 people have participated in tours and special events on this roof. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, PECO cosponsors public green roof tours that attract architects, developers and engineersâ€™ intent on learning more about vegetated assemblies. These popular and well-attended tours expose countless design professionals and interested citizens to this classic German style green roof technology. The PECO green roof serves as an emblem of Philadelphiaâ€™s progressive storm water management policies. Mayor Michael Nutter has recognized the roof as a step forward in his quest to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America. In the effort to encourage a critical mass of enlightened Philadelphians to support the development of urban roof top landscapes, the PECO green roof is proving to be a key player. The city of Philadelphia is plagued with a serious water pollution problem as the result of a centuries old combined sewer system. The PECO Main 2IoFH%XLOGLQJVLWVRQWKHGHQVHO\GHYHORSHG6FKX\ONLOO5LYHUEDQNVLQ the heart of Center City, and the roof footprint is 95% of the lot area. In an effort to solve the onerous CSO issue and comply with the Federal Clean Water Act, the city is incentivizing green infrastructure as a key VROXWLRQZLWKWKHDGGHGEHQHoWRISURYLGLQJDGGLWLRQDOHQYLURQPHQWDO EHQHoWVIRUWKHDGMDFHQWFLW\VFDSH7KHWKpRRUSRGLXPURRIFRYHUHG with more than one acre of vegetation, is visible from the surrounding high-rise buildings and provides a focal point for thousands of Philadelphians. In order to safely accommodate guests, the roof area used for tours and gatherings is separated from the rest of the expanse by a self-ballasting, ADA compliant railing for pedestrian safety. The railing provides a secure barrier without requiring the attachment to the roof deck or penetration RIWKHZDWHUSURRoQJPHPEUDQH 7KLVUHWURoWSURMHFWZDVHVWDEOLVKHGZLWKORZPDLQWHQDQFH6HGXPSUH vegetated mats over a specially formulated lightweight growing media. The cool green Sedum carpet is punctuated by pathways, lit seat walls and native perennial beds located over zones with a higher dead load FDSDFLW\7KHVHQDWLYHEHGVDGGDGUDPDWLFFRXQWHUSRLQWWRWKHDGMDFHQW 6HGXPFRYHU5RRIPHDGRZDQGWKH3HQQV\OYDQLD+RUWLFXOWXUDO6RFLHW\ closely track the native plants to identify those that are best able to endure the harsh conditions of a windy, riverside rooftop. 3KRWRE\5LFN6FDIoGL
Chicago City Hall Chicago, IL
Assembly 3.50 - 9.00 inches of media Irrigation Base drip Roofmeadow Contractor Former Network contractor Completion Date Fall 2000 Awards ASLA 2002 Professional Merit Award
Area 20,000 square feet :DWHUSURRoQJ PVC Landscape Architect Conservation Design Forum Architect McDonough + Partners
Visible from many of the surrounding buildings, this green roof is one of the most photographed and publicized green roofs ever. Initiated by Mayor Daley as part of Chicago City Hall Urban Heat Island Initiative project, Roofmeadow provided the engineering expertise to give this roof a good start in life and our licensee in the Chicago area installed this award-winning green roof. The highly recognizable mounds of the City Hall roofscape consist of layers of lightweight insulation topped with a thin, veneer layer of green roof media which sustains the native and non-native plant palette. The plant palette consists of a number of native species including prairie grasses. Sedum is used throughout the roof to stabilize the environment and create better growing conditions for the perennials and grasses. Roofmeadow was retained to develop the construction documents and install the elegant landscape design prepared by Conservation Design )RUXP7KHLQVWDOODWLRQLQFOXGHVIRXUGLVWLQFWSURoOHVEDVHGRQFODVVLF German green roof approaches. In particular, this project involved the oUVWXVHRIGXDOPHGLDSURoOHVDQGUHWHQWLRQRILUULJDWLRQZDWHUDWWKH ERWWRPRIWKHJUHHQURRISURoOHLQWKH8QLWHG6WDWHV7KHSURMHFWLV irrigated throughout and maintained regularly by crews supervised by horticultural experts from the Chicago Department of Transportation. The logistics of the installation were particularly complex as the building is at the intersection of one of the cityâ€™s busiest intersections. The installing Roofmeadow Network contractor used a crane to load the materials up to the roof of this historic building. Approximately 14,000 cubic feet of polystyrene was used to create the illusion of a rolling terrain. The landscape design followed a formal garden plan instead of the more common meadow-like environment. This project included a drip irrigation system, fed partially by water collected from the adjacent penthouse roof. 7KHSURMHFWZDVLQWHQGHGWRGHPRQVWUDWHWKHEHQHoWRIJUHHQURRIVLQ moderating summer temperatures within ultra-urban environments. The URRILVPRQLWRUHGWRGHPRQVWUDWHWKHVHEHQHoWV7KH&LW\+DOOJUHHQ roof is currently, on average year-round, 7 degrees cooler than the surrounding roofs and as much as 30 degrees cooler in the summer. The rooftop habitat is home to more than the usual pollinators that visit perennial gardens. The city has a beekeeper that tends to two beehives. In 2010 Roofmeadow celebrated the ten year anniversary of the installation of the Chicago City Hall green roof.
Photo by Cook Jenshell Photography
Biographies CHARLES D. MILLER, P.E. Founder + President
Mr. Miller has 34 years of experience in projects related to civil and environmental engineering. For the past seventeen years he has focused his aƩenƟon on best management pracƟces (BMPs) for water resource management. These include bioĮltraƟon systems, integrated landscape measures, constructed wetlands, and vegetated roof covers. He edited the new Pennsylvania Handbook of Best Management PracƟces for Developing Areas which was published in spring of 1998. He has also been acƟve over the years in working with local governments to update stormwater management pracƟces. Project work prior to founding Roofmeadow included design of a 14-acre constructed wetland for the treatment of wastewater prior to discharge to the Susquehanna River, design for remediaƟon of an eroded beach and protecƟon of valuable wetlands near Barnagat Inlet in New Jersey, and preparaƟon of designs and speciĮcaƟons for the restoraƟon of 500 acres of salt marsh in Delaware Estuary. In 1997, Mr. Miller founded Roofmeadow to introduce green roof technology as a new tool for managing stormwater in urban and developing areas in the United States. Roofmeadow balances its technical experƟse with its ability to integrate elegant vegetated covers with urban architecture. EducaƟon M.S., Civil Engineering — University of Utah M.S., Geology and Geophysics — University of Utah B.S., Chemistry — College of William & Mary Memberships American Society for TesƟng and Materials (ASTM), SubcommiƩee on Sustainability-Buildings Technical Advisory CommiƩee, Center for Green Roof Research, Pennsylvania State University American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Green Roofs for Healthy CiƟes Awards 2016 AIA Philadelphia Design Award — Cira Green with Roofmeadow and Erdy McHenry Architecture 2015 DVGBC Groundbreaker — Cira Green 2015 Green Roofs for Healthy CiƟes — Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology 2015 Green Roofs for Healthy CiƟes — Lakeside Center at Prospect Park 2015 AIA — Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology 2015 AIA — Lakeside Center at Prospect Park 2013 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award — Cira Green with Roofmeadow and Erdy McHenry Architecture 2013 ASLA Professional Awards, Honor Award — Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with Roofmeadow and HM White Site Architects 2011 Engineering News-Record, Best Green Building Project – Testa Produce 2008 Green Roofs for Healthy CiƟes Award — Boston World Trade Center 2007 AIA Delaware Merit Award — One ChrisƟna Crescent 2006 Chicago GreenWorks Green Buildings Award — Bethel Commercial Center 2005 Green Roofs for Healthy CiƟes — Heinz 57 Center, Corporate Headquarters 2005 Buildings Magazine ModernizaƟon Award Winner — Kansas City Central Library 2005 ULI Kansas City, The Built Environment Award for AdapƟve Reuse — Kansas City Central Library
LAURA HANSPLANT, RLA, LEED AP Director of Design
Laura joined Roofmeadow in 2012 as Director of Design, bringing her passion for sustainable landscapes that inspire, educate and promote wellbeing. Laura’s passion for landscapes that work as living systems evolved during her 15 years of designing elegant, sustainable landscapes with Andropogon Associates, where she worked on presƟgious projects such as Sidwell Friends Middle School and the Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Laura integrates social spaces, rainwater systems and plant communiƟes to create meaningful places where each element serves to mutually support the whole site. Outside the oĸce, Laura pursues interests in soil ecology, meadow dynamics, and art. She spends many aŌernoons documenƟng the natural paƩerns of meadows and woodlands, searching for inspiraƟon for her designs. In her home garden, Laura grows naƟve plants, taking note of their character and durability. Born in Canada, Laura studied at the University of Toronto and the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Masters in Landscape Architecture with a minor in ecology. She volunteers with the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, where she advocates for sustainable development pracƟces in the Delaware Valley. Laura has developed workshops on planƟng design, sustainable planning, and the SITES raƟng system for regional and naƟonal audiences. When she can get away, Laura enjoys wilderness canoeing, camping, and hiking with her family. Laura Hansplant, RLA LEED AP, is Director of Design at Roofmeadow. Laura’s work spans planning, site design, and stewardship for academic, insƟtuƟonal and corporate clients throughout her 18 year career. EducaƟon M.L.A., Minor in Ecology — The Pennsylvania State University B.L.A. (Honors) — University of Toronto Memberships American Society of Landscape Architects Awards 2016 AIA Philadelphia Design Award — Cira Green with Roofmeadow and Erdy McHenry Architecture 2015 DVGBC Groundbreaker — Cira Green 2013 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award — Cira Green with Roofmeadow and Erdy McHenry Architecture 2013 InĮll Philadelphia SOAKITUP! Design CompeƟƟon Winner — Leveraging Water + Plants in Zero Lot Sites with Roofmeadow, Meliora Design, LLC, M2 Architecture, SED Design, and Stacy Levy 2012 Society for College and University Planning, Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for an ExisƟng Campus — Drexel University Campus Master Plan, with Andropogon, Goody Clancy and KiƩelson & Associates 2010 Society for College and University Planning, Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus — Haverford College Campus Master Plan, with Andropogon, Haverford College and Venturi, ScoƩ Brown and Associates 2007 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project — Sidwell Friends Middle School, Washington, DC, with Andropogon and Kieran Timberlake Associates