This 2rd story courtyard is situated in an upscale residential building and features multiple conversational seating arrangements. Planted with a mix of broadleaf evergreens, perennial texture and annual color the low rectangle planters create division of the space and contribute to a more intimate setting. Vines are planted strategically to soften the existing hardscape and cool the surrounding area. Two areas of sedum carpet green lawns are installed on either end of the courtyard to assist in rainwater absorption and provide visual appeal.