Rooftop Amenity Space Design and System Options

Historically, rooftops were places that were rarely thought about, visited, or utilized by building owners or tenants. However, with the scarcity and extremely high cost of land in urban environments, building owners and designers have begun to recognize this once overlooked space. Over the last several decades, rooftop amenity space designs have been on the rise due to their ability to maximize useable space while staying within the building's footprint. This nano course provides a brief introduction on rooftop amenity space systems, proper design of the underlying roof system, amenity space trends, and overburden options.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand best practices in roof system design for overburden applications.
  2. Discover industry trends for rooftop amenity space designs.
  3. Learn about several rooftop overburden options and installation types.
Education Content: Beginner
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 0.5 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: GR102-CSTe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 0.5 IIBEC CEH