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Kate on landscape architecture as climate activism in Cooper Hewitt Design Journal

May 29, 2020

Increasingly, “designing the social must be paired with new forms or architectural expression like un-making, un-doing, subtracting, reversing, decarbonizing, tearing out, ripping up, re-planting, and connecting,” Kate Orff described in a 2019 lecture for the Architectural League of New York. In the Summer 2020 issue of the Cooper Hewitt Design Journal, Kate explores these ideas

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SCAPE and Studio Gang unveil new design for Tom Lee Park

May 21, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20, we unveiled a new design for Tom Lee Park with Studio Gang–a 30-acre riverfront park catalyzing the unification of river and city by transforming the most visible and accessible piece of the Mississippi riverfront into a signature park for all Memphians. Via live webcast on The Daily Memphian homepage, SCAPE Founding

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SCAPE joins The Harborkeepers to launch Vision Chelsea Creek

May 19, 2020

Today, The Harborkeepers launched Vision Chelsea Creek: a six month-long visioning, planning, and stakeholder engagement process to re-imagine the abandoned MBTA / MassDOT-owned railway site along the industrial shoreline of lower Chelsea Creek in East Boston. Aiming to solve for multiple coastal and urban challenges, this project is driven by a public-private partnership between The

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Hayward Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan launches website and public comment form

May 18, 2020

Today, we launched a new website to gather public input on the Hayward Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan by June 12th. The shoreline of Hayward, CA is a mosaic of diverse bayland ecosystems, habitats, and critical infrastructure – supporting a mix of tidal marshes, salt ponds, filtration marshes, storage ponds, diked wetlands, landfills, solar fields, and

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Hudson Rising made available as immersive online experience

Apr 30, 2020

While museums and cultural institutions across the nation are closed, some of our partners are developing new ways to interact with and learn from past exhibits. Hudson Rising—a 2019 exhibit at the New-York Historical Society exploring 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along the Hudson River—is now available as an immersive online experience.

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Kate speaks with ASLA’s The Dirt for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Apr 20, 2020

For the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Kate spoke with ASLA’s The Dirt about the role of landscape architects in the context of our current global pandemic, climate change, and how SCAPE’s projects integrate ecological benefit at all scales. “Landscape architects are largely concerned with the ‘middle scale,’ but Earth Day forces us to conceive

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Midtown Center Plaza wins ASLA-NY Merit Award for 2020

Mar 20, 2020

SCAPE’s work on Midtown Center Plaza in Washington, DC won a Merit Award in ASLA-NY’s 2020 Design Awards. Inspired by the radiating geometry of the original L’Enfant plan for DC, Midtown Center Plaza introduces a 15,000 square foot forested plaza and cross-block connection into the dense environment of central city. Sculptural forms, angular planting beds,

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SCAPE: Update on COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020

A Note to our Clients and Colleagues: In light of the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic, SCAPE is following current best practices that aim to slow the spread of the virus. Our teams have been working from home since March 13th, and we will continue this practice until this critical period passes. Our IT setup is

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SCAPE in Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and more

Jan 23, 2020

We’re two months into 2020 and the press has been rolling in—SCAPE has been featured in the new issue of Architectural Design, twice in Landscape Architecture Magazine, in a new anthology on resilient design by Ed Barsley, and much more. Find a selection of featured press and publications below:   “What is Design Now? Un-making

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