Philippa Brashear is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Urban Design program at Columbia GSAPP.
Pippa is the Director of Planning and Resilience at SCAPE. Her work engages with planning, engineering and design teams to integrate landscape strategies that are sustainable and resilient. These strategies that balance environment, infrastructure, development, and community quality of life needs.
Brashear is currently managing the implementation of SCAPE’s Living Breakwater’s project. Other recent work includes developing coastal protection strategies for New York City’s Strategic Initiative for Rebuilding and Resilience (SIRR); working with community planning committees as part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program; and serving as a key team member in the development of the Hudson River RBD project with Dewberry and OMA.
SCAPE is a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York. They believe landscape architecture can enable positive change in communities through the creation of regenerative living infrastructure and public landscapes. SCAPE aims to integrate natural cycles and systems into environments across all scales, from the urban pocket-park to the regional ecological plan. This is done through diverse forms of landscape architecture – built landscapes, planning frameworks, research, books, and installations – with the ultimate goal of connecting people to their immediate environment and creating dynamic and adaptive landscapes of the future.
Brashear holds a Master in Landscape Architecture and Master in Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.