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Gena translates research into practice, layering ecological and cultural vision into design work across the firm.

Gena Wirth

Design Principal

Gena is a Registered Landscape Architect and the Design Principal at SCAPE. She works with cities, community advocates, and landowners to reveal the ecological and cultural potential of public landscapes.

As Design Principal, Gena translates research into practice and leads the design of complex urban landscapes including public and private waterfronts, regional trail systems, parks, plazas, and resilience plans. Her current portfolio includes the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, a master plan for a seven-mile linear waterfront park that connects Hudson Valley communities to the river, and the recently constructed Midtown Center Plaza, a forested public commons in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Gena is an advocate for ecological systems design with the non-profit group the Dredge Research Collaborative and has taught design studios at Columbia University GSAPP, Syracuse Architecture, and Rutgers University. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Delaware.

Credentials

Landscape Architect: New York