Pippa integrates planning and engineering methods into the design process, leading landscape infrastructure projects across all scales.

Pippa Brashear

Planning Principal

Pippa is the Planning Principal at SCAPE. A leading expert on resilience planning and climate adaptation, Pippa works with large, multi-disciplinary teams to develop landscape strategies and next-century infrastructure that integrate environmental, economic, and social benefit.

Pippa currently manages SCAPE’s role on the Financial District and Seaport Resilience Project in Lower Manhattan for the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC); Climate Ready Dorchester, a neighborhood-scale resilience plan for the City of Boston; and the Design and Implementation phase of Living Breakwaters for the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), among other projects.

In the past, Pippa has played a lead role developing coastal protection strategies for the City of New York’s Strategic Initiative for Rebuilding and Resilience (SIRR); working with community planning committees as part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program after Hurricane Sandy; and developing the Hudson River Rebuild By Design project in collaboration with Dewberry and OMA.

Pippa holds a Master in Landscape Architecture and Master in Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.