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Lecture: Kate Orff

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00-6:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Join Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning for a lecture by Kate Orff, Founding Principal of SCAPE Studio, followed by presentations of some ongoing projects from SCAPE designers.

Kate Orff, RLA, FASLA, is the Founding Principal of SCAPE. She focuses on retooling the practice of landscape architecture relative to the uncertainty of climate change and creating spaces to foster social life, which she has explored through publications, activism, research, and projects. She is known for leading complex, creative, and collaborative work processes that advance broad environmental and social prerogatives. In 2019, Kate was elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows—one of the highest honored bestowed on landscape architects practicing in the U.S.

Kate was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2017, the first given in the field of landscape architecture. In 2019, she accepted a National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, on behalf of SCAPE, and was named a Hero of the Harbor by the Waterfront Alliance. She was a 2012 United States Artist Fellow, dubbed an Elle Magazine “Planet Fixer,” and has been profiled and interviewed extensively for publications including The New York Times, The Economist, National Geographic, and more.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: architecture, Environment, Poverty, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Impact, social justice, Sustainability, taubman college, Taubmancollege, urban design, urban planning, urbanism
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