October 30 Kate Orff, URI Landscape Architecture Lectures 2014-2015

October 30            Kate Orff, Partner, Scape Landscape Architecture, New York City, NY

Title:       “Scape”

Orff’s work has been recognized by several publications including the New Yorker, National Geographic, the New York Times, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Her work mixes ecology and design to create landscapes that are beneficial for both humans and the environment.  Many of her projects help communities become resilient to face current and future problems such as climate change.

This lecture will focus on SCAPE’s project, “Living Breakwater for the South Shore of Staten Island,” which was awarded $60 million for the project after winning HUD’s Rebuild by Design competition.  Kate will also discuss her book, Petrochemical America, which explains the impacts of fossil fuel extraction on the environment.

Lectures begin at 7:00 P.M. and are held in the Weaver Auditorium on the Kingston Campus of URI. This series is co-sponsored by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, The Graduate School of Oceanography, The College of Arts and Sciences, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) and Landscape Forms. The Kate Orff visit is being co-sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  The lecture halls are handicapped accessible. General questions about the series may be directed to 874-2983 or to wagre@uri.edu. For Directions visit http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/OWT/Directions/index.htm