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. Kate is the Director of the Urban Design Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
Portrait photo courtesy the artist.