atlantic star design
atlantic star design
Atlantic Star Design
Atlantic Star Design

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Atlantic Star Landscape Architecture/Living Roofs was established in August 2009 by Registered Landscape Architect, Stella Ruth Mathews. Today, Landscape Architects are considered to be “stewards of the land”.  It is every Landscape Architect’s duty as a registered professional to create places with the health, safety and welfare of our communities in mind.  We strive to create harmony and balance through design between the built environment and the nature that surrounds it.  It is inherently natural for human beings to take in and become a part of their surrounding environment, and we believe that  healthy built and natural environments are the heart of a thriving community. 

Atlantic Star Design's philosophy is one of conservation and preservation of natural resources.  With approximately 80% of our population living in urban environments in the United States, it is imperative to design the built environment with the intent of creating sustainable and aesthetically pleasing places; therefore, effecting the overall quality of life within our communities.  As a response to the demand of urban living, Atlantic Star Design specializes in designing, installing and maintaining living roofs  - vegetated roof covers with growing media and plants taking the place of bare membrane, gravel ballast, shingles or tiles. These living, breathing roof systems are an integral part in the health of urban and sub-urban environments.  Our main objective in the Green Building Industry is to effect positive change in people’s way of living by transforming rooftops and educating people about better ways to solve problems in urban and sub-urban environments. 


GA green roof Camp Twin Lakes Green Roof in Rutledge, GA. In collaboration with Decatur Roofing LLC, this project was completed in Spring 2009. Architect for the project was Lord, Aeck, Seargeant located in Atlanta, GA.

Our designs are inspired by Nature and the human experience in relation to the Earth's natural processes.  We strive to incorporate an aesthetic appeal in each design, while also meeting client demands and environmental needs.  Every new project is an opportunity to find solutions to the imbalance of the built environment with the Earth’s natural processes so that communities become less polluted and more sustainable.


“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” - Aldo Leopold


Living Roof Benefits

Public Benefits:

  •  Aesthetic Improvement
  • Waste Diversion
  •  Storm Water Management: Quality & Quantity
  •  Reduced Urban Heat Island Effect
  •  Improved Air Quality
  • New Amenity Spaces
  •  Local Job Creation


Private Benefits:

  •  Energy Efficiency
  •  Increased Membrane Durability and Longevity
  •  Fire Retardation
  •  Blocking Electromagnetic Radiation
  •  Marketability


Design Specific Benefits:

  •  Noise Reduction
  •  Increased Biodiversity
  •  Improved Health and Well-being
  •  Urban Agriculture
  •  Educational Opportunities


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