Rooftop Garden Design

Academic Year 
2015-2016
College/Department 
College of Engineering - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project Partner 

Overview

The City of Sioux City and the Downtown Partners Livability Taskforce are seeking assistance with the identification, planning, and design of areas in downtown Sioux City where additional greenspace can be developed. In particular, a rooftop on a city-owned parking garage is of interest as the potential site of a rooftop garden. Identifying and designing greenspaces for areas such as the parking garage can help positively impact Sioux City's efforts as a Blue Zone community, spur business creation, and help increase market rate housing opportunities within downtown.

The goal of this project was for senior engineering students to provide structural reviews, specifications, and recommendations for developing a community garden on the parking garage site.

Deliverables

Report; structural analysis and designs for rooftop garden; and poster.