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Our Team

Meet the Studio Sustena Team

Roofmeadow is a full-service landscape architectural design firm with a unique expertise in landscapes on structure and constrained sites.

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Principal Landscape Architect + Company President

Laura Hansplant

Laura integrates social spaces, rainwater systems and plant communities to create meaningful places where each element mutually supports the whole site. Born in Canada, Laura studied at the University of Toronto and the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Master’s in Landscape Architecture with a minor in ecology. She volunteers on the US Green Building Council’s Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Board, where she participates in discussions advancing sustainable design. Through speaking engagements Laura has found a passion for inspiring professionals and students on innovative design. Outside the office, she spends her afternoons exploring the natural patterns of meadows and woodlands, searching for inspiration for her designs. In her test garden, Laura grows native plants, taking note of their character and durability to inform resilient landscape designs. When she can get away, Laura enjoys wilderness canoeing, camping, and hiking with her family.

SPOTLIGHTED PROJECTS
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Principal Engineer

Sara Poindexter

Sara collaborates with other disciplines to create spaces that are supported by thoughtful, efficient, and innovative infrastructure Her comprehensive approach to site design is particularly informed by her passion for green stormwater management infrastructure and water conservation. Sara’s fascination with the urban environment led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis in Water Resource Engineering.  She currently serves as an active board member for both the City of Philadelphia’s Plumbing Advisory Board and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, and also acts as a committee member for the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia. Through her organization memberships, she remains engaged in thought leading industrial, environmental, and community discussions that impact the Greater Philadelphia region. Outside of the office, Sara enjoys being a novice gardener, practicing Spanish, exploring Philadelphia, as well as traveling to inspiring faraway places where she can experience different cultures.

SPOTLIGHTED PROJECTS

1106 Spring Garden
Philadelphia, PA

Tulpehocken Place Station
Philadelphia, PA

TALK TO SARA ABOUT YOUR NEXT PROJECT
Charlie Miller Founded Roofmeadow in 1997

Founder + Emeritus

Charlie Miller

Charlie formed Roofscapes, known as Roofmeadow and Studio Sustena, in 1997 to introduce green roof technology for urban stormwater management to the United States. A technical expert in the field, his influence continues inspires our constant exploration of new and better green roofing designs and strategies. Charlie has authored four of the six published ASTM green roof standard methods. Charlie’s interest and experience in water resources and environmental engineering began in the 1980’s when he focused his attention on best management practices (BMPs) for water resource management, including biofiltration systems, integrated landscape measures and constructed wetlands. Charlie earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master of Science in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Utah; he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the College of William & Mary. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Lyndall.

SPOTLIGHTED PROJECTS

Chicago City Hall
Green Roof
Chicago, IL

Millennium Park
Green Roof
Chicago, IL

Music City Center
Green Roof
Nashville, TN

TALK TO CHARLIE ABOUT YOUR NEXT PROJECT
Lauren Mandel Senior Landscape Architect

Senior Landscape Architect

Lauren Mandel

Lauren brings 15 years of landscape architectural experience that includes the design and/or construction administration of more than 60 landscapes on structure. Lauren’s work—which integrates fringe solutions into professional practice—aims to celebrate interdisciplinary solutions and advance the field of landscape architecture. Her award-winning, landscape performance research examines site commissioning, soundscape mapping, and rainwater management. Lauren is a contributing writer for Landscape Architecture Magazine and the author of EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture (New Society Publishers, 2012), the first full-length book about rooftop food production. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Environmental Science. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys kayaking and extreme dog walking.

SPOTLIGHTED PROJECTS

Cira Green
Elevated Park
Philadelphia, PA

Author EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

TALK TO LAUREN ABOUT YOUR NEXT PROJECT
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Landscape Architect

Brittany Scherer

Brittany’s project experience includes public parks, civic landscapes, multimodal trails, campus master planning, playgrounds, and green stormwater infrastructure. Her involvement on projects with multiple stakeholders, strict project requirements, and tight budget constraints helps her build design consensus among multiple parties in every project. Brittany’s background in engineering, architecture, and planning helps her bring a collaborative focus to project coordination and documentation. Brittany is a registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania and received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013. Outside the office, Brittany enjoys her small urban garden and exploring the many wonderful public spaces throughout Philadelphia.

SPOTLIGHTED PROJECTS

Floating Water Workshop
Philadelphia, PA

Gwynedd Friends Meeting
Master Planning
Gwynedd, PA

TALK TO BRITTANY ABOUT YOUR NEXT PROJECT
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Landscape Architect

Andrea Haynes

Andrea is landscape architect with a passion for solving environmental challenges and urban ecology. She believes everyone deserves access to healthy, beautiful, and ecologically rich spaces in the urban environment. With a background in fine art, project management, and landscape maintenance she brings a strong sense of aesthetics, grounded in reality, to creating sustainable landscapes. Prior to joining Roofmeadow, her project work focused on green stormwater infrastructure, transforming vacant land in Pittsburgh in collaboration with community groups as well as hospitality, higher ed, non-profit, and multi-unit residential project sites across the northeast. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In her free time, she loves to garden and explore city parks and wild places with her family.

SPOTLIGHTED PROJECTS

West Virginia University Health Sciences Campus Master Plan

Morgantown, WV

Hope Center
Playground

Pittsburgh, PA

Former Community Arts and Civics Design Commission of Wilkinsburg

Wilkinsburg, PA

TALK TO ANDREA ABOUT YOUR NEXT PROJECT
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Marketing Coordinator

Jenny Hayden

Jenny’s experience in email marketing, social media management, and web content creation informs her approach to our company’s marketing materials. Her background is in Fashion Marketing led her to attend NYFW Spring Collection in February 2020. She also worked as the Marketing Assistant on the upcoming Life Science Development Lab Space by Next Stage Med 2. A project focused on bringing gene therapy companies to the Philadelphia area. Jenny’s work balances data-driven market research with uplifting aesthetics. When not in the office, Jenny enjoys exploring local parks. She spends most of her time thrifting, sewing, crafting, and listening to music.

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At Roofmeadow, we strive to create extraordinary experiences, with balance and integrity, transforming how people see and inhabit their daily landscapes.

(215) 247-4659 (215) 247-4659 info@roofmeadow.com 7135 Germantown Ave, PA 19119
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