September 11, 2017
Location: 112 Wurster Hall
Kate is the Founder of SCAPE. Kate focuses on retooling the practice of landscape architecture relative to uncertainty of climate change and fostering 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. Kate was named a 2012 United States Artist Fellow, an Elle Magazine “Planet Fixer,” and shared SCAPE’s design methodologies at the International TEDWomen Conference in 2010
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia with Distinction and earned a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Kate is also the Director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Urban Design Program.
November 6, 2017
Location: 112 Wurster Hall
Reception: 5:30pm, 2nd Floor Lobby
Ferdinand Ludwig studied architecture and graduated with his PhD thesis "Botanische Grundlagen der Baubotanik und deren Anwendung im Entwurf". He is a pioneering architect in the field of “Living Plant Constructions” (Baubotanik). In the recent years he designed and realized highly regarded projects that combine growth processes of living plants with an engineering approach.
In his PhD-studies, he developed multiple horticultural construction techniques and analysed botanical rules of growth to deduce construction rules for living plant constructions. In 2007 he was one of the co-founders of the “Research Group Baubotanik” at the Institute of Architectural Theory at the University of Stuttgart. Since that time he organized different workshops and hold many lectures on Living Plant Constructions at the University of Stuttgart and worldwide.
Scott Traveling Fellowship
November 13, 2017
Location: 315A Wurster Hall
Scott Traveling Fellowship Recipients are coming back to present their research! Please join Kirsten (MLA), Alexa (BA LA), and Peter (MLA) on Monday November 13 at 6:00pm in 315A Wurster. Read more about each presentation by click here.
The objective of the fellowship is to provide sufficient funds to an outstanding student of the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, for significant travel after graduation. The concept of significant travel does not imply geographical extent, but a clear travel objective is essential, and preferably should include at least one cultural milieu different than that of the Fellow. This cultural milieu typically is but need not be outside the United States.