SoA Lecture: Kate Kennen

March 17, 2023 - 12:30 PM
Boardman Auditorium, Storrs

Having spent her childhood at her family’s garden center in central Massachusetts, Kate Kennen is well versed in the plants and ecological systems of the Northeast. A registered landscape architect with degrees from Cornell University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, she founded Kennen Landscape Architecture in 2004 and Offshoots, Inc. in 2012 to create practices focused on productive planting and ecological planning.  

Kennen's current research and teaching concentrates on planting design and applied phytotechnologies that utilize plants to clean up contaminated sites. Her recent book, PHYTO:  Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design (co-authored with Niall Kirkwood) received a national ASLA honor award and was named one of the top 10 new landscape books by The Dirt in 2015. She has been honored with numerous awards for her recent and ongoing projects including Cape Cod’s Downtown Hyannis Revitalization Project, Plantworks at 725 Main Street, a phytoremediation installation on a former gas station site, and Buoyed Coasts, an environmental art installation project in Barnstable.

Virtual only! Register in advance for this webinar.