Diana Balmori: Founder, Balmori Associates

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This architect built a reputation designing green roofs, which she calls the “fifth facade” of buildings. Balmori’s visions keep growing more ambitious, melding futurism with sustainability.

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Learn about Balmori’s newest projects on her website, or read about what inspires her in an On Earth article.  In 2003, Balmori co-wrote a book titled Redesigning the American Lawn.

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