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Kate Orff

Kate Orff is an assistant professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University and  the founder of SCAPE, a landscape architecture studio in New York City. Her work weaves together sustainable development, design for biodiversity, and community-based change. Orff’s 2010 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Oystertecture, reimagined the polluted Gowanus Canal as part of a community process and ecologically revitalized New York harbor. Kate's other books include Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park. She was named a United States Artist Fellow in 2012.

SCAPE, in collaboration with Rogers Marvel, is currently working on a schematic design for Water Works, a proposed Minneapolis park located along the Central Riverfront, the stretch of the Mississippi River below St Anthony Falls bordering the old mill district.

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From the Earth to the Sky

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Petrochemical Landscape