Professor Roehr teaches Landscape Architecture at SALA and is a licensed landscape architect in BC and Berlin. He is director of greenskinslab. His current research focuses on creating “open access” climate resilience tools for landscape architects. Daniel authored the books “Multisensory Landscape Design: A Designer’s Guide for Seeing” (Routledge 2022) and coauthored “Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems” (Routledge 2015) and regularly publishes. His lab team developed a stormwater calculation (LID) application, which was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, and in 2022 a landslide mitigation tool.

He also runs “Off Screen Studio” a hand drawing blog and Instagram account which archives an overview of his architectural and landscape architectural hand drawings since the early 1990’s to inspire students to use hand drawing as a design and research tool additional to current digital modelling applications.

In 2013/14, he was a UBC Sustainability Research Fellow and was selected as a team member to compete designing the Canadian National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa. In 2016 he received the Killam Teaching Prize from UBC.

Daniel has practiced extensively 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, Berlin, Germany and ran his own firm in Berlin from 1999 to 2007, and co-founded a firm in Shanghai in 2004.

Selected Publications


Roehr, D., 2022. “Multisensory Landscape Design: A Designer’s Guide for Seeing”, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

Roehr, D. & Fassman-Beck, E. 2015. Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems. Abingdon, England: Routledge.


Dvorak, B., Roehr, D. 2021. “Green Roofs in Fraser Lowland and Vancouver Island Ecoregions.” In: Dvorak B. (eds) Ecoregional Green Roofs. Cities and Nature. Springer, Cham: 507 – 556.

Roehr, D., 2020. “Sense…ible Parks und Gardens.” In: Rhode, M. and Schmidt, F. (eds) Historic Gardens und Society, Culture-Nature-Responsibility. Stiftung Preußische Schlößer und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg. Verlag Schnell und Steiner, Potsdam, Germany: 381 – 389.


Laurenz, J., Belausteguigoitia, J., Roehr, D., 2022. ” Urban Participation + Research + Regulation Method (PRRM) to broadly Implement Green Urban Infrastructure Solutions.” Journal of Environmental Impacts 5(2): 161 – 171.

Laurenz, J., Belausteguigoitia, J., de la Fuente, A., Roehr, D., 2021. “Green Urban (RE) Generation: A Research and Practice Methodology to Better Implement Green Urban Infrastructure Solutions” Land 10(12): 1376.

Roehr, D., Wei, F., Bailey, S., 2021. “Sensewalk Mapping as a Method for Teaching Multi-Sensorial Landscape Perception.” Landscape Architecture 28(10): 96 – 106.

Wu, F., Bankston, J., Roehr, D., Wei, F., 2021. “Stormwater Calculation Application for Low Impact Development in the Conceptual Phase of Urban Site Development.” Journal of Living Architecture 8(1): 41 – 64.

Roehr, D., Bailey, S., 2020. “Gardens are… Buildings: A Gardens Role in Unprecedented Times.” Landscape Architecture (9): 24 – 34.

Roehr, D., 2018. “China’s Sponge Cities – a Vast Living Roof Lab.” Landscape Architecture (9): 66 – 73.

Roehr, D. & Kong, Y. 2010. Retro-greening suburban Calgary: Application of the green factor to a typical Calgary residential site. Landscape Journal, 29(2): 124 – 143.

Roehr, D. and Kong, Y. 2010. Runoff reduction effects of green roofs in Vancouver, BC, Kelowna, BC, and Shanghai, P.R. China. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 35(1): 53 – 68.