Combining a science background with a professional affiliation as an architect, Maureen Connelly developed the vision, oversaw the construction and instrumentation, and continues to direct the strategic research planning process at the Centre. Maureen’s initial research focused on the architectural and planning impact of green roofs. Maureen dveloped the first credited course on green roofs in Canada.

Maureen is currently quantifying the acoustical capacity for green roofs to reduce sound transmission into buildings and reduce noise build up in urban areas. Maureen received the BCIT Earth Apple Award for outstanding effort and commitment to our environment, and the BCIT Applied Research Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge, and of economic and societal well-being through the application and implementation of new technology.