Rooftop Garden Design


Halsted Welles Associates


Chief Designer and Draftsman, Manhattan, NY (ROOFTOP GARDEN DESIGN) - Looking for an outlet for my skills and experience in Architecture, Furniture, and a newfound fascination with the natural design of plants, I took this job designing layouts and producing mechanical drawings for a very respected and selective urban landscape company in Manhattan. I gained extensive knowledge of irrigation systems and planter designs as well as code restrictions and landmark specifications. In addition to designing and 3D drafting, I made regular site visits to verify measurements and jumped in with labor and van deliveries when the company needed an extra man. This gave me hands on experience with the reality of the custom design business and affirmed my belief in the importance of designing for ease of manufacturing and installation to cut down on unnecessary labor costs and mistakes. This was an incredible learning experience and has inspired me to market my own designs for planting for urban buildings in the form of vertical hydroponic systems.

Fluma Modular Planting Sysytems


My first client under my own small business, this garden in Prospect Heights Brooklyn was made entirely from reclaimed redwood from local water towers.  


Here is a word from the owner:


"I have known Parker for the past 5 years and he has done fantastic work for me in designing planters, building them, 

installation and upkeep.  In my experience it is rare to find people who deeply care about their work and are committed to participating with clients to make sure all expectations are not only met but exceeded.  Parker is one of these people, and I continue to work with him on new projects."