Photo credit Kate Orff

Landscape architect Kate Orff founded her firm, SCAPE, in 2004. With a background in environmental science, the political and social sciences, and fine arts, she merges ecology and strong form to create rich, bio-diverse, textured landscapes that magnify the relationship between people and place. SCAPE’s projects range from a pocket park in Brooklyn to a 1000-acre landfill regeneration project in Dublin, Ireland. Orff is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and the director of its Urban Landscape Lab.

Palisade Reef, 2010; photo credit SCAPE