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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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SCAPE Annual Retreat 2022: NYC, NOLA, and SF in the Hudson Valley

Aug 18, 2022

At SCAPE’s 2022 retreat, our New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco staff convened at the Bear Mountain Inn in upstate New York to reflect on a year of growth and change at the firm, share ideas, and mobilize for the year ahead. Firm leadership gave a year-in-summary update followed by breakout rooms focused on

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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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