Pippa brings technical rigor and innovation to planning, climate adaptation and landscape infrastructure projects across scales.

Pippa Brashear

Resilience Principal, Partner

Pippa Brashear, RLA, is Resilience Principal and Partner at SCAPE. A leading national expert on resilience planning and design for climate adaptation, Pippa works with multi-disciplinary teams to develop landscape strategies and next-century infrastructure that integrate environmental, economic and social benefits. She leads both planning and built work teams within the firm, bringing an ecological and people-driven approach to SCAPE’s projects—informed by systems thinking; an understanding of natural and nature-based systems; engineering methods; and social and environmental equity.

Pippa holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture and Master’s in Urban Planning with Distinction from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts, cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.


Registered Landscape Architect (RLA): New York



American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

American Planning Association (APA)

Select Awards

National Design Award, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2019

Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA): Merit Award – Analysis & Planning, “Climate Ready Dorchester,” 2021

ASLA-SoCal: Honor Award – Analysis & Planning, “Hayward Regional Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan,” 2021

ASLA-NY: Honor Award – Analysis, Planning, Research & Communications, “Public Sediment for Alameda Creek,” 2019

American Academy of Arts & Letters: National Planning Achievement Award – Environmental Planning, “Living Breakwaters,” 2015