Considerations for Installation of Amenity Spaces on Existing Roofs


Having an outdoor rooftop amenities space is changing from a luxury to a requirement for most buildings. While this conversion often increases value and occupancy, it comes with its own set of challenges. There are several typical items to consider during the design phase that will improve the overall success of renovating a traditional roof area to a modern rooftop amenity terrace.

In this article, structural engineers Kelly Cronin, Suzanne Thorpe, and Emmett Horton discuss the many considerations prior to starting any rooftop-amenity design project.

This article first appeared in the May 2021 issue of IIBEC Interface and is being reprinted with permission.