SUNY Purchase Green Roof

Purchase, NY

As part of the renovation of the Purchase College, State University of New York’s Visual Arts Building, dlandstudio designed a green roof to help manage stormwater, increase energy efficiency, and attract wildlife. Plants were selected to maximize interest throughout the year, specifically addressing those seasons when students are on campus. Additionally, green roof plants provided new habitats for local bird and insect communities creating added interest and a learning opportunity for students and faculty. The intermediate planting created an impressive visual improvement from within the building - where a black rooftop had previously overwhelmed views of the forest that surrounds the campus.