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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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Elena Brescia departs from SCAPE

Jan 6, 2020

At the end of 2019, Principal Elena Brescia, FASLA, departed from SCAPE. Elena has been a key part of SCAPE, supporting its establishment and growth while advancing excellence in the firm’s administration and built work portfolio. In 2015, she was elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows, among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on

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SCAPE honored in The Architect’s Newspaper’s 2019 Best of Design Awards

Dec 9, 2019

SCAPE received three honors in The Architect’s Newspaper 2019 Best of Design Awards—an annual awards program recognizing excellence in 49 categories of design including unbuilt and built works of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, product design, and more. This year, our awards spanned three cities across the U.S. Read the official announcement here. The SCAPE

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SCAPE at ASLA 2019

Nov 25, 2019

This year’s ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture was in San Diego, California—SCAPE showed up in full force with a roster of panels, events, and ceremonies throughout the weekend. On Saturday, November 16, Kate signed copies of “Petrochemical America” and “Toward an Urban Ecology” at the ASLA EXPO Bookstore. Later in the day, Elena presented in

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New York Magazine covers First Avenue Water Plaza

Nov 7, 2019

In this week’s New York Magazine, architecture critic Justin Davidson wrote about SCAPE’s First Avenue Water Plaza at the base of the American Copper Buildings—in particular, a sense of “liveliness, mutability, and natural change” flowing down into the Plaza. “With its planted hillocks, artfully placed boulders, and long wood-slat benches resting on bases of weathered

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