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SCAPE wins three Louisiana Chapter ASLA Awards

Nov 8, 2022

We’re happy to share that SCAPE received three awards in the 2022 Louisiana Chapter ASLA (LC-ASLA) Design Awards: Our Future Coast | Louisiana Gulf Coast Honor Award: Communications Developed alongside a world-renowned coastal scientist and a local coalition of environmental advocates, ‘Our Future Coast’ visualizes a positive scenario where Louisiana’s coastal ecosystems are even more

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SCAPE at ASLA 2022

Oct 31, 2022

At this year’s ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, SCAPE is participating in seven panels and one field session. On Saturday morning, Kate is moderating the 2022 General Session, “The Blue-Green Connection,” with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, discussing how landscape architects can build community around climate action—and why ocean justice needs to be

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Vision to implementation: Lexington celebrates completion of Town Branch Commons

Oct 13, 2022

Today, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and partners celebrate the completion of Town Branch Commons—a 2.5-mile multimodal greenway weaving through Lexington along the former path of Town Branch Creek. Town Branch Commons threads together stormwater management and a shared greenway, eventually linking into the Town Branch Trail and Legacy Trail—altogether, a 5.5-mile network that connects

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Eke Panuku selects design team for Te Ara Tukutuku

Oct 3, 2022

Eke Panuku—a public development organization in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand)—recently announced the selection of a design team for Te Ara Tukutuku (Wynyard Point), a 25-acre site along the city’s waterfront. Once a hazardous chemical storage facility, the vision for the site reimagines it as a waterfront park and mixed-use development interweaving the region’s

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SCAPE’s Ongoing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitments to Action

Sep 23, 2022

In Summer 2020, reflecting on the nationwide movement for racial justice brought into sharp clarity by the deaths of countless Black Americans at the hands of police, SCAPE formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) to expand pathways for diversity within the field of landscape architecture—as well as through our own office, practice, and

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Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts announces opening date

Sep 14, 2022

Today, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA)—the oldest and largest cultural institute of its kind in the state—announced their planned opening date of April 22, 2023, following a dramatic transformation of its building and grounds by Studio Gang and SCAPE. The design, which includes a 133,000-square-foot building and over 11 acres of new landscape,

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Kate Orff discusses the future of design pedagogy in ‘Designing Landscape Architectural Education’

Sep 13, 2022

In ‘Designing Landscape Architectural Education: Studio Ecologies for Unpredictable Futures‘ (Routledge, 2022), Founding Principal Kate Orff contributed a conversation with editors Rosalea Monacella and Bridget Keane. Covering her years of experience directing the Urban Design (MSAUD) program at Columbia University GSAPP, co-founding the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL), and teaching a multi-year studio,

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City of Mobile kicks off new visioning project for Brookley by the Bay

Aug 30, 2022

Mobile’s history is inextricably tied to its waterfront. Established as a trade hub along the shores of Mobile Bay in the 1700s, the Port of Mobile and related industries have grown into a central economic driver for the entire region. But today, many residents are disconnected from the water’s edge—a rich mosaic of tidal flats,

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Tom Lee Park reaches 50% completion benchmark, slated to open in 2023

Aug 25, 2022

Construction for the re-imagined Tom Lee Park—a 31-acre park in Memphis along the Mississippi riverfront—reached its halfway point this week, the Memphis River Parks Partnership announced. Designed by Studio Gang and SCAPE, the park will open in 2023 as a centerpiece of the Memphis riverfront. Bill Dries wrote about the benchmark in the Daily Memphian:

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