Kate Orff

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Photo: courtesy of Kate Orff


During the 2017 ASLA annual conference in Los Angeles, we spoke with Kate Orff, who is the founder of  New York based SCAPE Studio. Through this conversation, we got some insight on her latest publication, learned about her design philosophy, and listened to her thoughts and driving ideas about creative work she aspires to facilitate through her awarded MacArthur Fellowship. Orff is also an associate professor at Columbia University at the Graduate School of Architecture and recently released the publication “Toward an Urban Ecology”.  We discuss topics such as design-driven advocacy and the multi-range scales that it can impact in the field of landscape architecture, as well as the importance of science-based design, a concept that is explored in her latest publication.

Produced by: Joanna Karaman

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