Kate Orff MLA ’97 Studio Wins 2019 Cooper Hewitt Design Award for Landscape Architecture
SCAPE Landscape Architecture, the design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio founded by Kate Orff MLA ’97, has received the 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. The annual program seeks to “honor and support excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design.” Based in New York and New Orleans, SCAPE has produced a range of diverse outputs, including publications, research, built landscapes, and installations. Projects include the First Avenue Water Plaza in New York and Staten Island’s Living Breakwaters.
In addition to her studio work, Orff is Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP and Director of the Urban Design Program.