EPA Green Roofs

Two vegetated planes curve up out of the ground as though peeled away from the earth to provide shelter and delight for employees of the Environmental Protection Agency. Like two hands cupped together, these sculptural forms respond to the geometry of the existing historic courtyard and frame a view to the fountain from an enclosed spiral stair.

These pavilions will be built as part of the “Greening the EPA – Low Impact Development” initiative to demonstrate the latest vegetated roof technologies. They display “green” roofs as a strategy to manage stormwater on site at the EPA headquarters while providing visual interest in the tight urban courtyard. Rick Harlan Schneider was the Design Principal and project lead for this project while at Inscape Studio.