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

Pippa Brashear

Resilience Principal

Pippa Brashear, RLA, is Resilience Principal 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