Green Futures Design and Research Lab

Floating Wetlands

In 2013, the Green Futures Lab conducted a seminar on floating wetlands, sponsored in part by Waterfront Construction. Students surveyed floating wetlands literature and precedents, developed new design concepts, and consulted with a professional advisory panel. Carrying the momentum of the seminar into the summer months, with support from King County, students designed, built and installed 360 square feet of floating wetlands in Redmond, WA and 100 square feet of floating wetlands in Lake Union, Seattle. The seminar is summarized in Floating Wetlands Research and Design Investigations, Volumes I + II. A student leader of this project continues to monitor the results, and also continues to design, build, and monitor additional prototypes with support from the GFL, King County, and the Society of Wetland Scientists.

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