Josiah Cain is a landscape architect with 16 years experience as an ecological design professional. He is currently Chief Design Officer at Design Ecology, a landscape architecture firm specializing green roofs, living walls, and on-site water management solutions. He founded his first design/build firm in 1997, and for 8 years provided ecologically-driven master plans and innovative green projects to hospitality, school, developer, and residential clients internationally. Cain then managed an office for an influential, nationally recognized ecological design firm, leading project teams for civic clients such as the New York Dept. of Environmental Protection(DEP), University of California, and the California Academy of Sciences, in addition to a high-end corporate and residential clientele. Cain was raised on a remote organic homestead along the Trinity River, in Northern California. He holds a BS in landscape architecture from University of California at Davis and a Master of Design Technology & Environment from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Green Roofs, Living Walls, and Buildings as Green Space (1 AICP CM awarded)
This presentation will demonstrate the benefits of vegetated urban and architectural systems, including enhanced building performance, reduced infrastructure impacts, heat island mitigation, carbon sequestration, improved air & water quality, and habitat restoration/biodiversity.