Gena Wirth
New York, NY
Talk Title
Toward An Urban Ecology
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gena is the Design Principal at SCAPE. Trained in landscape architecture, urban planning and horticulture, Gena draws from her interdisciplinary training to create ecologically rich and culturally relevant landscapes from the infrastructural scale to the site level. Gena leads the design on several significant projects in the office.

Living Breakwaters
Living Breakwaters

Gena was on the original Oyster-tecture team and was the Project Manager for SCAPE’s involvement in SIRR, studying large-scale harbor-wide strategies for coastal protection measures that will be utilized in preparation for the next Superstorm. She was also the Project Manager for SCAPE’s winning Rebuild By Design proposal, Living Breakwaters, a climate change resiliency strategy for the South Shore of Staten Island.

Hall of Science Discovery Terrace
Hall of Science Discovery Terrace

Gena holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Delaware.



What is your favorite drink?
Coffee, of course.

How many times have you been to Maine?
Just this once! I’ve never been before.

Are you in any group outside of architecture?
I’m part of the Dredge Research Collaborative, a group of designers interested in dredge and sediment design. So not unrelated, but definitely weird.

Gena Wirth | Architalx 2017