Expert Spotlight: Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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Published on May 5, 2014
National Building Museum

Kate Orff is a landscape architect focused on sustainable design and urban water landscapes. Her firm specializes in integrating natural systems and infrastructure. To rehabilitate New York’s infamously polluted Gowanus Canal, she combined marine ecology with landscape architecture in an innovative scheme called “oyster-tecture.” At Columbia, Orff directs the Urban Landscape Lab.

Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, New York, New York

See more at the National Building Museum’s exhibition Designing for Disaster: go.nbm.org/DesigningForDisaster