Brian White


Brian is passionate about infusing green and sustainable solutions and creating architecture that preserves our environment, looks attractive and serene, is affordable, and brings people together harmoniously. He enjoys researching ways to reduce ocean plastic and air pollution to improve the health of our planet and its living beings. He challenges himself to solve major life problems, mostly environmental. Brian has eight years of design and manufacturing experience. In 2015, Brian earned his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Florida. He is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction. He is a Professional Engineer in the states of Florida (license number- 82197) and California (license number- 39714). 

Christine Thuring

Collaborative Ecologist

Christine has over 20 years experience working with green roofs and other forms of ecological green infrastructure. As a collaborative ecologist and dual citizen (Swiss-Canadian), Christine’s interests are as many as her spoken languages. In 2005, Christine earned one of the first Master’s degrees from the Penn State Green Roof Research Centre. As co-founder of Green Roof Safari, she has led study tours of green roofs and living walls in Germany and Switzerland. She has designed and built green roofs and habitat gardens in North America, Europe and the UK. More recently, her PhD research granted unprecedented insights into the ecological development of extensive green roofs more than 20-30 years after installation; current research explores the habitat template approach for coastal BC. Christine has been a contributing editor at since 2004, and is a regular contributor to The Nature of Cities.

Brendan Shea

Construction Manager

Brendan is an accredited Green Roof Professional with two decades of project management and design-build experience in the construction industry. He is co-founder and former director of field operations at Recover Green Roofs, the largest green roof construction firm in the northeast United States. Brendan has overseen more than 100 green roof and rooftop amenity spaces through design, estimating, construction, and long-term maintenance.