Environmental justice as core curriculum: Launch School and partners unveil vision for new 7-acre campus at Floyd Bennett Field

May 5, 2023

Today, we joined partners and elected officials to unveil a vision for The Launch School at Floyd Bennett Field—a new 7-acre high school campus with anti-racism, climate action, sustainable food systems, environmental justice, and experiential learning as key aspects of its core curriculum. Located on a former airfield along the tidal shores of Jamaica Bay,

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Reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts opens in Little Rock

Apr 24, 2023

After years of design and construction, the reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts reopened to the public this weekend in Little Rock. In collaboration with Studio Gang, SCAPE designed an 11-acre landscape that nests the new museum in a lush, forested environment. Featuring 2,200 linear feet of added paths, the landscape features a matrix of

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2023 Coastal Master Plan unanimously approved by CPRA Board

Apr 19, 2023

Today, the Board of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) unanimously approved the 2023 Coastal Master Plan—a living document that guides and summarizes the state’s coastwide investments in risk reduction and restoration projects, now in its fourth edition and required by law to be updated every six years. Since 2007, the plan has

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Kate Orff named to TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World

Apr 13, 2023

TIME named Kate Orff to the 2023 TIME 100, its annual list of the most influential people in the world. Widely recognized as a leading voice in landscape architecture, urban design, and climate adaptation in a global context, Orff joins a class of preeminent figures in politics, technology, philanthropy, media, business, entertainment, and beyond. The

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Town Branch Commons wins two ASLA chapter awards

Apr 12, 2023

We’re honored to share that Town Branch Commons received two chapter awards this week: first, an Honor Award in Constructed Work in ASLA Kentucky’s 2023 Design Awards; and second, a Merit Award in General Design from the ASLA Southeast Regional Conference (SERC). Developed over a decade of partnership with government, landowners, and residents, Town Branch

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SCAPE wins three 2023 ASLA-NY Awards

Mar 29, 2023

We’re honored and delighted to share that three SCAPE projects were recognized in the 2023 ASLA-NY Design Awards. Financial District & Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan | New York, NY Honor Award: Analysis & Planning Proposing a publicly-accessible, multi-level waterfront that seamlessly integrates flood risk reduction infrastructure, the FiDi-Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan balances multiple

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The last link in the Hoboken waterfront: SCAPE joins team for Maritime Park

Mar 22, 2023

The last link in the City of Hoboken’s section of the Hudson River Walkway, the site of the former Union Dry Dock spans 5 landside acres along the waterfront of Hoboken, New Jersey—the final industrial property on the city’s waterfront to be converted to public open space after decades of planning and advocacy. In February

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A cleaner, more accessible Gowanus waterfront: City of New York and EPA break ground on $1.6 billion pollution reduction and open space project

Mar 21, 2023

Last week, NYC Mayor Eric Adams, NYC DEP Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala, and EPA Region 2 Administrator Lisa Garcia broke ground on a $1.6 billion project to dramatically reduce pollution into the Gowanus Canal while introducing 3.6 acres of publicly accessible waterfront open space to the neighborhood. The groundbreaking marks construction on the first of two

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SCAPE team selected to lead revitalization of Main Street in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Mar 15, 2023

We’re excited to share that in February, the City Council of Johnstown, PA unanimously selected SCAPE to lead a new project reimagining the city’s Main Street corridor as a vibrant 21st-century streetscape. The team also includes a number of local subconsultants—including Thad Pawlowski (Partners in Public Design) to lead engagement, CJL Engineering to lead civil

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City of Mobile releases vision for Brookley by the Bay

Feb 16, 2023

This month, the City of Mobile released an ambitious new vision for Brookley by the Bay, a 98-acre waterfront site just south of downtown adjacent to the Mobile Aeroplex. Located at the mouth of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the Mobile waterfront was once an abundant mosaic of tidal marshes, forested wetlands, and shallow lagoons. Since its

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