Hello, my name is Karli Scott and I am almost a landscape architect. I am pursuing my graduate degree at UPenn, but am also working on my licensure for being a registered landscape architect.
Having grown up in a post-industrial town, I'm passionate about finding ways to connect people to the industrial heritage of their communities. I believe post-industrial spaces should be celebrated for their history, adapted for social programming, and transformed into ecological refuges. Industrial relics are sublime in our contemporary landscape and only require subtle interventions to be redeemed as valuable places.
My mission is to design physical environments that are regenerative, thoughtful, contextual, and social. In the small scale, this can mean a private garden that supports the natural habitat, provides seasonal interest, resolves stormwater issues, and engages its owner in the outdoor environment. And at the large scale, I design regional strategies for adopting post-industrial spaces as public spaces, appropriating vacant land, and planning for urban regeneration.
When I'm not working, I build living frames, send handwritten letters, wood fire, fold origami, drink copious amounts of caffeine, design websites, publish children's books, and garden.