We were asked by a family in Alamo Heights to develop a multipurpose outdoor performance / dining space to make better use of their back yard. After exploring multiple options, we developed a screen porch solution where built-in risers were pushed up against the existing house leaving an open space for a large dining table. We developed a perforated eave detail that would allow for the insertion of standard terra cotta pots that would then be planted to create a “green eave” if not a green roof. A rooftop telescope deck gives the client’s kids access to the universe.