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Avenida Houston to Become Downtown’s Town Square

January 5, 2017 - in Buildings

Houston, TX (January 4, 2017) - A narrative of nature and industry underscores the design of Avenida Houston, the new four-acre plaza adjacent to the freshly renovated George R. Brown Convention Center downtown. The lead visionaries of this vast urban square…

SWA and Thomas Balsley Join Forces in New York to Create New Company, SWA/Balsley

November 17, 2016 - in Corporate, News

Sausalito, CA (November 16, 2016) — SWA and Thomas Balsley Associates have announced the formation of SWA/Balsley, a new company that will bring together…

Landscape Architecture Firm SWA Group to Plan Toronto’s Last Large Undeveloped Site

July 22, 2016 - in News, Projects

Laguna Beach, CA: July 22, 2016 - SWA Group's Laguna Beach studio has been selected to plan the last large, undeveloped site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.…

SWA Remakes El Paso’s 100-year-old San Jacinto Plaza

May 27, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects

Los Angeles, Calif., May 26, 2016—SWA's redesign of San Jacinto Plaza, a historic gathering place in El Paso's downtown business district provides a state-of-the-art urban open space, while protecting and celebrating the history and culture of the site.…

Jeddah Tower Includes Concentric Landscape Layers

January 28, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Modeling, Planning

SWA’s landscape architectural design for Jeddah Tower creates a landmark urban open space within the new master plan for Kingdom City. In addition to supporting a clear functionality for the tower and the different terrace levels, the design provides the…

Oxnard to Turn Alleys Into Amenities

December 28, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

The Oxnard Green Alleys Plan is a guidebook developed by the international landscaping firm SWA for the City of Oxnard to transform its underutilized alleys into amenities that provide multiple benefits to the community. The Oxnard Green Alleys Plan guides revitalization…