Gena Wirth, RLA, is Design Principal at SCAPE. She works with cities, community advocates, and landowners to reveal the ecological and cultural potential of public landscapes.
As Design Principal, Gena translates research into practice and leads the design of complex urban landscapes including public and private waterfronts, regional trail systems, parks, plazas, and resilience plans. Her portfolio includes the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, a master plan for a seven-mile linear waterfront park that connects Hudson Valley communities to the river, and the recently constructed Midtown Center Plaza, a forested public commons in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Gena is an advocate for ecological systems design with the non-profit group the Dredge Research Collaborative and has taught design studios at Columbia University, Syracuse University and Rutgers University. She holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning with Distinction from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in Horticulture from the University of Delaware.