Charlie Miller, PE

Charlie Miller, PE

Roofmeadow Founding Principal and President


Philadelphia, PA USA.  Charlie Miller, PE is a North American pioneer of green roofs and other shallow hydrologic systems, with expertise in surface and groundwater hydrology, hydraulic engineering, soil mechanics, chemistry, and geology.  He has over thirty-five years of experience in projects related to civil and environmental engineering and for the past twenty years Charlie has focused his attention on best management practices for water resource management. These include biofiltration systems, integrated landscape measures, constructed wetlands, and vegetated roof covers.

Charlie earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master of Science in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Utah; he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the College of William & Mary.

He edited the first Pennsylvania Handbook of Best Management Practices for Developing Areas. In 1997, Charlie Miller formed Roofscapes (now Roofmeadow) to introduce green roof technology as a new tool for managing stormwater in urban and developing areas in the United States.  Projects have included the design and installation of the well-known green roof for Chicago’s City Hall, the Lakeside Center in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY, and Cira Green in Philadelphia, PA.  Roofmeadow has been instrumental in the installation of over two hundred green roofs, totaling over three million square feet.  Charlie Miller’s firm provides project delivery services, including landscape architectural design, civil engineering, horticulture and stewardship for green roofs and landscapes on structure.

Charlie is joined in a Collaborative Video with Laura Hansplant, RLA, LEED AP.