Roof Parks Lecture and Christmas Drinks on Wednesday 4th December 2019 from 6-8pm, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council

Roof Parks:

Building Our Amenity Spaces Over Ground

Talk by Lucy Carey, Cunnane Stratton Reynolds

With our cities getting denser we are building more apartments with underground basements, with more of our amenity spaces being built over ground in large parcels and small pockets between buildings. We are now having to look at how we make these spaces as usable as possible ensuing good amenities spaces for active and passive recreation, for children right through to the elderly.  We look to make these places as lush as possible with shrubs, trees and grass areas, ensuring residents have a garden, a healthy outdoor space, and one that contributes to the local biodiversity.  All the while these spaces need to be structurally effective, and meet ever increasing sustainability requirements.

Lucy will look at these issues through completed developments and those in progress, to view how we are implementing the facilities required to ensure we are providing productive amenity spaces for now and the future.


Lucy Carey has 24 years’ experience in the construction design industry, with 19 years’ experience working in all aspects of the landscape architectural profession, gaining a wealth of experience in hard and soft landscape design, detailed design and construction supervision. Her work has included management and hands on experience in strategic reports, master planning design, planning applications, EIS’s, oral hearings, detailed design, tender preparation, site supervision & management plans, in both public and private sectors on projects of varying scales.  While the majority of the work is in Public Parks, Urban Realms, School/Educational Facilities, Residential Developments, Office & Commercial Developments, Lucy has also worked on Medical/ Institutional Developments, Road Schemes, Retail Developments and Urban Regeneration Masterplans.  As a member of the Cunnane Stratton Reynolds team, Lucy brings particular skills in hard landscaping, which she has developed from her original training as an architect and over the years working for Tíros Resources.