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Small Firm Forum: Interior and Roof Deck Landscape Design Parameters (1.5 LU)

What are some of the parameters an architect needs to consider when designing an environment to support on structure or interior landscapes?

As our work becomes more urbanizes, user values attributed to access to nature and natural surroundings increases. Numerous studies point to the health benefits related to access to nature and views of it. For example: on structure tenant gardens at multi-unit senior housing projects have been an effective strategy to increase resident social engagement across cultural and linguistic divides. 

This program will look at some of the architectural design parameters to support living landscapes for interiors and on structure. Considerations to load, lighting, drainage, watering, materials, maintenance requirements and several products and techniques will be discussed. This course offers 1.5 LU. 

About the speaker:

Peter Wolfe is a California licensed landscape architect with over 30 years of experience. His practice focuses on design of sites and landscapes for small commercial, housing, education, and public projects throughout the Bay Area. He is interested in sustainable and regenerative design and collaborations. Peter has lecture at the City of Oakland, American Society of Landscape Architects National Conference, StopWaste.ORG, and previous AIAEB Small Firm Forum programs. Peter was a teaching assistant while at Harvard, and taught an introductory course to landscape architecture at Chabot College in Hayward. He enjoys sailing and taking walks with his dog in his spare time.

Learning objectives:
  • Structural loads when considering on structure landscapes

  • Drainage considerations when considering on structure landscapes

  • Lighting considerations when considering interior or on structure landscapes

  • Some materials, techniques, and products that are locally available designed for on structure or interior landscapes


Feb 06 2020


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 06 2020
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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