Media & Awards

Ecological Restoration, September 2017: PHYTO Book Review
Kate Kennen and Niall Kirkwood's PHYTO was reviewed by Northern Vermont University Associate Professor Ian Balcom in the September 2017 edition of Ecological RestorationView PDF.

PHYTO: Principles and resources for site remediation and landscape design, 2015
Kate Kennen and Niall Kirkwood. PHYTO presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants. Current scientific case studies are covered, highlighting the advantages and limitations of plant-based cleanup. Typical contaminant groups found in the built environment are explained, and plant lists for mitigation of specific contaminants are included where applicable.

Landscape Architecture Magazine, April 2013
‘Phyto your Life’ by Alex Ulam. p52-56. Review of Phytoremediation in landscape design including interview with Kate Kennen. Features Offshoots project Plantworks at 725 Main Street.

Garden Design Magazine, March 2010
‘Uptown Harvest’ by Jenny Andrews. p11-14. Review of rooftop edible landscape designed by Kate Kennen while working as Creative Director of Garden Design at Winston Flowers. View PDF.

Boston Sunday Globe, April 18, 2010
‘Window Dressing’ Features more sustainable ways to plant spring window boxes by Kate Kennen, including xeriscape, low water use materials, edible plants, and perennials for transplanting. Written while Kate was working as Creative Director of Garden Design at Winston Flowers.

Coastal Home, July 2010
‘Growing Up: Vertical Gardening Takes Nature to New Heights’ by Lynn Felici-Gallant. P61-63. Features interview of Kate Kennen’s approaches to vertical gardening. Written while Kate was working as Creative Director of Garden Design at Winston Flowers.

New England Home Magazine, May-June 2009
‘Interview- Kate Kennen’ by Kyle Hopner. p74-80. This article was written when Kate Kennen was Creative Director of Garden Design at Winston Flowers. It references work completed both at Winston Flowers and at her private practice. View PDF.

New England Home Magazine, April 2009
Winston Flowers Advertorial. This editorial introduces Kate Kennen’s professional background when she was Creative Director of Garden Design at Winston Flowers. View PDF.

Barnstable Patriot, May 5, 2006
‘A Different Kind of Park Cleanup: Planting science will help clean park soils’  Review of Plantworks at 725 Main Street project.

Post Fordist Public Works: Landscape Urbanism Strategies, 2006
‘Energetic Community’ by Charles Waldheim. p74-83 Book Published by Lulu  Features design work by Kate Kennen.

Landscape Architecture Magazine, October 2005
‘Tons of Idealism, Pounds of Design Vision’ by Hines, S. p56-57 Features design work by Kate Kennen.

Cape Cod Magazine, May 2005
‘Who’s Afraid of Building up Now? With Dennisport as a model, Cape town are flirting with the idea of cluster zoning’ by Shorr, K. p40-45. Features Dennisport Revitalization Project.

Merit Award, Analysis and Planning, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2016
Cape Cod Route 6 Stormwater and Vegetation Management Plan in collaboration with Cape Cod Commission, Horsley Witten Group & Professional Environmental Services, LLC

Honor Award, Communications, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2016
PHYTO book publication, Kate Kennon, ASLA and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA

Honor Award, Communications, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2016
PHYTO book publication, Kate Kennon, ASLA and Niall Kirkwood, FASLA

Merit Award, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2009
Plantworks at 725 Main Street, Barnstable, MA

EPA Smart Growth Award, 2007
Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone, Hyannis, MA

Massachusetts Governors’ Smart Growth Leadership Award, 2006
Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone, Hyannis, MA

Honor Award, American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 2005
Hyannis Design and Infrastructure Plan, Hyannis, MA

Honor Award, American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 2004
Dennisport Revitalization Project, Dennis, MA

Massachusetts Governors’ Smart Growth Leadership Award, 2004
Dennisport Revitalization Project, Dennis, MA

Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects National Student Award, 2005
Kate Kennen for Vivero Metropolitano, Monterrey, Mexico

Honorable Mention, Urban Land Institute Competition, 2005
Trading Places, Salt Lake City, Utah

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