Daniel Roehr


Associate Professor

Contact details


385 – Macmillan






BA Landscape Architecture (Hons), Heriot Watt University Edinburgh College of Art
HND Horticulture & Landscape Technology, Askham Bryan College of Agriculture & Horticulture


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 roofs as 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 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.

Select publications

Roehr, D. & Fassman-Beck, E. (2015). Living roofs in integrated urban water systems. New York, NY: Routledge.

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.