News

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,

Read Post

Gothamist/WNYC takes a look behind the scenes of Living Breakwaters

Nov 17, 2021

For WNYC/Gothamist, photographer and writer Nathan Kensinger took a look behind the scenes on the construction of Living Breakwaters. Pippa Brashear—SCAPE’s Planning Principal, who has worked on the project for nearly a decade—spoke with Kensinger about the multiple risk reduction benefits of the project: “The harbor is still a rich estuary, but if you look

Read Post

BDC Redevelopment wins SARA-NY Merit Award in Urban Design

Nov 4, 2021

The BDC Redevelopment, a collaboration between Dattner, SCAPE and Langan, received a Merit Award in Urban Design for SARA-NY’s 2021 Design Awards. Situated on a 28-acre site at the edge of New York City, the BDC Redevelopment is an ambitious master plan created through a public private partnership that includes the state and the city;

Read Post

Living Breakwaters on Good Morning America

Nov 3, 2021

This morning, ABC’s Ginger Zee joined the construction crew for Living Breakwaters out on the Weeks Marine equilibrium barge in Raritan Bay to see construction progress and discuss the importance of natural infrastructure—part of Good Morning America’s coverage of climate adaptation across the U.S. during COP26. Watch the full segment here.

Read Post

‘Why Ecology is the Infrastructure of the Future:’ Kate Orff in The Nation

Oct 15, 2021

The Nation re-printed Kate Orff’s conversation with journalist Laura Flanders, host of PBS’ The Laura Flanders Show, about the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New York and Louisiana and the need for a more forward-thinking approach to natural infrastructure across the U.S., especially in light of the reconciliation bill currently moving through Congress. Read the

Read Post

McCoy’s Creek Restoration & Recreation Plan wins ASLA-FL Honor Award

Oct 14, 2021

The McCoy’s Creek Restoration & Recreation Plan received a 2021 Honor Award in Analysis & Planning from ASLA Florida. This summer, restoration efforts kicked off along McCoy’s Creek—a stream flowing through an historic neighborhood in downtown Jacksonville. After its channelization in 1930, the creek became a community hazard, with chronic flooding, limited access and poor

Read Post

Kate Orff and Colette Pichon Battle on PBS: The Laura Flanders Show

Sep 22, 2021

This NYC Climate Week, Kate joined PBS’ The Laura Flanders Show to discuss Hurricane Ida’s impact in her home borough of Queens; Living Breakwaters, which just kicked off construction last week; and the need for robust funding for natural infrastructure in the reconciliation bill currently working its way through Congress. Colette Pichon Battle, Founder and

Read Post

Living Breakwaters enters construction

Sep 13, 2021

Tottenville, NY | September 13, 2021 – Today, the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) announced the start of in-water construction for Living Breakwaters, a $107 million project with a layered approach to risk reduction —enhancing physical, ecological and social resilience for the South Shore of Staten Island. The project consists primarily

Read Post

Three SCAPE projects honored in ASLA-NY 2021 Design Awards

Sep 8, 2021

We’re happy to share that SCAPE won three awards in ASLA-NY’s 2021 Design Awards: The Chattahoochee RiverLands received an Honor Award in Analysis, Research, Planning & Communications. Developed with a large, multidisciplinary team and a coalition of over 200 stakeholders, the RiverLands envision a 125-mile network of greenways and blueways spanning the entire Metro Atlanta

Read Post