Scott Cataffa, Principal

SCOTT CATAFFA, Principal · PLA
Mr. Cataffa is a licensed landscape architect and principal at CMG Landscape Architecture, leading the design and management on a range of project types from planning and site design to cultural landscape research and preservation. He comes to landscape architecture with prior professional experience as a public art administrator and open-space advocate.  He brings his experience with community-based design processes and consensus building to his current design and planning work.  He approaches site design and planning with an emphasis on social and ecological connectivity and a passion for understanding place through the lens of its past and present culture. He has managed complex and technically challenging projects, requiring multiple agency reviews and approvals. He received his MLA from U.C. Berkeley in 2002. Since then, he has worked with the LAEP Department, teaching design studios and participating in studio critiques.

SELECTED PROJECTS
Transbay Terminal Streetscape + Open Space, San Francisco, CA
Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Uptown Plaza, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Flats Connections Plan + Wendy Park Master Plan, Cleveland, OH
Sunnylands Cultural Landscape Report, Rancho Mirage, CA
Presidio Landmark, San Francisco, CA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, Ohio: Visiting Lecturer (Spring 2011)
University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
- Fundamentals of Landscape Design, Visiting Lecturer
- Landscape Architecture Drawing &  Graphics, Teaching Assistant
- Landscape Architecture Studio, Teaching Assistant
- Introduction to Environmental Design, Teaching Assistant

EDUCATION
University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design
2002  Master of Landscape Architecture

Institute of Architecture at the University of Venice
2001  Summer, ILAUD, International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design

Kent State University, College of Fine Arts
1994  Bachelor of Arts with honors

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & COMPETITIONS
2002-2000  Farrand Memorial Fellowship
2002  UC Berkeley Eisner Award for Creative Excellence
2002  ASLA Honor Award
2001  First Place in Metropolis Magazine’s Sustainable Design Competition
2001  First Place in Thomas Church Design Competition