Today we have the pleasure to air Paul Kephart’s video presentation “Naturalism: Large-Scale Applications of Living Architecture” from our inaugural 2011 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit on greenroofs.tv and our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
Everyone knows Paul as the trend setting ecological designer, native plant guru, and fearless leader of Rana Creek in Monterey, CA, and he has been a great colleague and supporter of both living roofs and Greenroofs.com over the years. His many years of cutting edge design in the living architecture field has made him world famous and very much in vogue for projects around North America and beyond. He’s been involved in some major iconic projects and we were very excited to have him as one of our esteemed Virtual Summit speakers!
Paul Kephart is the President of Rana Creek and is a renowned expert in ecological consulting and vegetated systems design. The firm specializes in environmental planning, landscape architecture, habitat restoration, and native plant propagation. Paul’s approach is to carefully consider each project’s site and to design for a whole ecosystem and the increased health of the land over time along with the desires of his clients. Paul is best known for his pioneering efforts in Living Architecture on groundbreaking projects such as the California Academy of Sciences, Gap Headquarters, and the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Paul says that design can mimic natural processes integrating them into site and structure. The resulting spaces efficiently utilize ecosystem services enhancing habitat, infrastructure, and user experience within a context of integrated biological systems. Vegetated systems foster and promote biological treatment of water and air.
Treatment occurs through biological, physical and mechanical processes, all of which can be integrated into buildings systems. Paul Kephart will discuss large-scale applications of living architecture including the Transbay Transit Center, CPMC Cathedral Hill Hospital, and the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Enjoy! Visit greenroofs.tv to see “Naturalism: Large-Scale Applications of Living Architecture” or click below:
Watch earlier videos on our exclusive Virtual Summit greenroofs.tv play list, or see the following Virtual Summit videos now available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:
Episode #21: “Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World” by Jörg Breuning.
Episode #20: “The Current Situation and Future of Green Roofs in China” by Wang Xianmin.
Episode #19: “Green Roofs Without the Hype” Panel Presentation with Patrick Carey, Dr. Robert Berghage, Charlie Miller, and Ed Snodgrass.
Episode #15: “E = MC2 of Green Roofs: Ranking Energy Benefits by Mission, Climate and Construction” by Christopher Wark.
Episode #14: “The Work of ATVBrasil” by João Manuel Linck Feijó.
Episode #13: “Green Roof Policies – An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends” by Wolfgang Ansel.
Episode #10: “The Vertical Garden – from Nature to Cities: An Interview with Patrick Blanc” by Patrick Blanc and me with an introduction by Caroline Menetre.
Episode #9: “Sloped and Complex Green Roofs” by Richard Hayden.
Episode #8: “The Portland Ecoroof Program: A Cross-section of the Green Roof Movement in Portland, Oregon” with Tom Liptan, Matt Burlin, Amy Chomowicz, Casey Cunningham, and Alice Meyers.
Episode #7: “Constructing Gardens in the Sky” by Terry McGlade.
Episode# 6: “Sky Meadows – Integrating People and Nature: Sustainable Green Roofs and Roof Gardens” by Dr. Nigel Dunnett.
Episode #5: “Greenroofs & Walls for Educational & Social Equity in the Bronx” Panel Session with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Robert Bieder, Jon Beuttler, Jess Dannhauser, Javier Lopez and Steve Ritz.
Episode #4: Keynote Address “CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility – The Who, What, Where, When and How” by Ralph Velasquez.
Episode #3: “CDA Leads the Way for Incorporating Green Roof Space in an Airport Environment” by Rosemarie Andolino.
Episode #2: “2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by Haven Kiers and me.
Episode #1: Opening Keynote Address “A New Place” by Charlie Miller.
VS2011 Opening Address by Linda Velazquez (me!).
If you’re looking for an overview, make sure to see our 2011 Virtual Summit Highlights video (6:18) and our 2011 Virtual Summit Trailer (2:59).
Check back next week on GreenroofsTV for our 24th installment from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011!
~ Linda V.