Erika Richmond Design’s green roofs in the news

CBC News Vancouver at Six did a piece that highlighted Eclipse Awards Ltd and the Strathcona Business Improvement Association’s efforts to go green. Shots of the green roofs on 121 Heatley and the Eclipse Awards building on Alexander were featured

Erika Richmond Design’s green roofs in the news

CBC News Vancouver at Six did a piece that highlighted Eclipse Awards Ltd and the Strathcona Business Improvement Association’s efforts to go green. Shots of the green roofs on 121 Heatley and the Eclipse Awards building on Alexander were featured

Alexander Green Roof: In Progress

The next step was to add the growing medium. So one wet morning we used a mulch blower to lurch it all up there: I had to rake the growing media out. The media is a mix of organic matter

Alexander Green Roof: In Progress

The next step was to add the growing medium. So one wet morning we used a mulch blower to lurch it all up there: I had to rake the growing media out. The media is a mix of organic matter

Alexander Street Green Roof: The Beginning

When I visited the roof of Eclipse Awards Ltd on Alexander Street this summer, it looked like this: The roof was quite old, and in order to make the building more energy efficient, Eclipse Awards replaced the bitumen roof with

Alexander Street Green Roof: The Beginning

When I visited the roof of Eclipse Awards Ltd on Alexander Street this summer, it looked like this: The roof was quite old, and in order to make the building more energy efficient, Eclipse Awards replaced the bitumen roof with

YWCA Rooftop Perennial Garden

Back in February 2008 I worked with an Environmental Youth Alliance colleague to design a perennial garden on the YWCA of Greater Vancouver’s rooftop. YWCA Operations Manager Ted Cathcart and a crew of volunteers have been growing vegetables on the

YWCA Rooftop Perennial Garden

Back in February 2008 I worked with an Environmental Youth Alliance colleague to design a perennial garden on the YWCA of Greater Vancouver’s rooftop. YWCA Operations Manager Ted Cathcart and a crew of volunteers have been growing vegetables on the

Covenant House

Here are some more photos of the Covenant House as a finished rooftop, with the Dominion building and the new Woodwards in the background. Once upon a time, the Dominion was the tallest building in the British Empire… Some details:

Covenant House

Here are some more photos of the Covenant House as a finished rooftop, with the Dominion building and the new Woodwards in the background. Once upon a time, the Dominion was the tallest building in the British Empire… Some details:

Covenant House Re-Vamp

My second project was to restore an old rooftop garden on the Covenant House of Vancouver. The garden was built ten years ago and had become a hot spot for pigeons, but not for gardeners, or even Covenant House residents

Covenant House Re-Vamp

My second project was to restore an old rooftop garden on the Covenant House of Vancouver. The garden was built ten years ago and had become a hot spot for pigeons, but not for gardeners, or even Covenant House residents