Diana Balmori: Founder, Balmori Associates

Utne Reader visionary

| November-December 2009

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.


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.

Read More:  50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World .

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