MLA, University of Pennsylvania
Katherine Harvey is a Landscape Studio Director of RCH Studios in Los Angeles. She has worked on a range of projects in the public realm from neighborhood parks, botanical gardens, streetscapes, to institutional and urban master planning. Kate’s recent work addresses the evolving role and perceptions around public land and infrastructure in Southern California. Kate received her MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been published and exhibited nationally.
- 542aLLandscape Architecture DesignLandscape Architecture DesignPrerequisite(s): ARCH 541bL The studio will be focused on building topographic form based on fractal geometries that promote environmental, programmatic, and aesthetic performances. The contingencies of doing this within an urban built environment will be explored. After studying the Owen’s Valley (which is essentially a large portion of LA’s effective watershed) at large and small scales for the first half of the semester a site in Los Angeles will be become the focus for a final design. The studio will be split into two geographic and conceptual parts, emphasizing the multi-scalar nature of landscapes in both form and function: