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Daniel Roehr Daniel teaches studio, site engineering, advanced representation, living roof seminars, and studies abroad in the landscape architecture, urban design, architecture and environmental design programs. He is a licensed landscape architect in British Columbia and Berlin. Since 2007, he runs the research group greenskins lab at UBC. His current research focuses on the integration of living roofsas part of a holistic system for storm water management. Daniel and his team conduct expertise studies and consult professionally in North America and Europe. In 2013 - 14 he was a UBC Sustainability Research Fellow and was selected as a member in one of six teams to compete designing the Canadian National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa. In 2016 he received the Killam Teaching Prize from UBC.

Daniel co-authored the book “Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems”, (Routledge 2015). He also published chapters in books such as City by landscape (Thies Schroeder, editor, 2014), Representing landscapes: A visual collection of landscape architectural drawings (Nadia Amaroso, editor, 2010), Private Gartenkultur: Geschichten, Moden und Trends (Callwey, , 2011). He regularly publishes in scientific journals and professional magazines such as TOPOS, Garten + Landschaft, and Landscape Design

In over 20 years, Daniel has practiced in Europe, North America, and Asia. From 1995 to 2000, he was project architect of the award-winning Daimler-Chrysler Green Roof Project, Potsdamer Platz, in Berlin, Germany. Before moving to Vancouver, he ran his own firm in Berlin from 1999 to 2007, and co-founded a firm in Shanghai in 2004.


Associate Professor
Registered Landscape Architect

British Columbia/Germany
Founder of Greenskins Lab

Kevin (Yuewei) Kong obtained his B. Arch degree at South China University of Technology (SCUT) in Guangzhou, P.R. China in 2004, and completed his Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) - UBC in 2008. His research focuses on rainwater harvesting and stormwater management in the urban environment, particularly the effects of green roofs on stormwater runoff. In his master thesis, Kevin developed a methodology to quantify the potential of green roof to reduce stormwater runoff in different locations with disparate climatic conditions, using local climatic data, the properties of soil materials and plants.



University of British Columbia
B. Arch
South China University of Technology,

Isabel Kunigk is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Isabel has been a consultant, researcher and project coordinator with Greenskins Lab for the past five years. Before coming to Vancouver, Isabel practiced as a registered landscape architect in Germany and Lebanon for six years. In Europe she was mostly involved in the design of public open space such as urban river paths, city plazas and the landscapes of governmental and university buildings in Berlin. Using her previous experience in public space design, Isabel now investigates the ecological performance and aesthetics of urban spaces, in particular in relation to stormwater management and urban agriculture.

  Ajunct Professor
University of British Columbia
Landscape Designer
BA(Hons) DipLA

University of Greenwich, London