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FiDi-Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan receives $50M in FEMA funding

Aug 1, 2022

Today, the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan received $50 million in funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program—one of just three projects selected for the maximum award amount in the U.S. The plan addresses critical climate adaptation issues in Lower Manhattan, proposing a publicly-accessible,

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Bruce Beach breaks ground in Pensacola

Jul 26, 2022

Today, the City of Pensacola broke ground at Bruce Beach—an historic Black beach and recreation area along the Pensacola waterfront—with $6.3 million in planned improvements. “We are in what I would consider a sacred place,” Councilwoman Teniadé Broughton said in her remarks. “Pensacola’s labor history and African American history are now being seen in a

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SCAPE announces mid-year promotions

Jul 6, 2022

In recognition of their professional excellence, leadership, and continued contributions to the growth and success of the firm, SCAPE is pleased to announce the promotion of nine staff members across two studios in New York and New Orleans: Despo Thoma is promoted to Senior Associate and Grace Prem, RLA, is promoted to Senior Management Lead.

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O|CB staff join SCAPE

Mar 31, 2022

Today, the staff of the Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB)—a San Francisco-based landscape architecture firm—are joining SCAPE. “As two women-owned firms with a history of service and excellence in design for public spaces and ecosystems, we’re proud to join forces to better serve our West Coast clients and collaborators,” said SCAPE Founding Principal Kate Orff,

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“Frameworks for Growth:” Managing Principal Alexis C. Landes profiled in Madame Architect

Jan 27, 2022

Out in Madame Architect today, Julia Gamolina interviewed SCAPE Managing Principal Alexis C. Landes about her career path, business development at SCAPE, balancing parenthood with firm leadership, and much more. “Strategy is really about creating frameworks for connection—connecting firm-wide systems, from business development to project management; linking teams and processes; creating feedback loops. It’s more

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Laura Marett joins SCAPE and firm announces 2022 promotions

Jan 6, 2022

Happy New Year to our clients, colleagues and friends. This month, we’re excited to share a number of updates to SCAPE’s leadership, operations, design and marketing teams: First, Laura Marett joins the firm as SCAPE’s first-ever Director of Landscape Planning, bringing a wide range of experience across scales and project types over thirteen years at

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NYCEDC and MOCR release the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan

Dec 29, 2021

Today, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency (MOCR) released The Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan – a shared city-community vision for a resilient 21st century waterfront grounded in climate science, engineering and feasibility testing, a critical component of the overall Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR)

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Living Breakwaters on NBC

Dec 20, 2021

This weekend, NBC News Now aired a piece on Living Breakwaters. In conversation with reporter Andrew Stern, Founding Principal Kate Orff and Planning Principal Pippa Brashear discuss the layered, protective benefits of natural infrastructure—and the urgency to fund and implement blue-green projects at scale. Watch the full segment here. Special thanks to the Billion Oyster

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SCAPE at ASLA 2021

Nov 17, 2021

At this year’s ASLA Conference in Nashville, SCAPE is participating in six panels. To clients, partners and friends of the firm – we look forward to seeing you in person! For those unable to attend, follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates. Browse the full conference agenda here. Saturday, November 20 In the Middle,

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