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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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

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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;

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