About Us

  • We have a deep appreciation for nature and natural systems and a strong commitment to design that synthesizes aesthetics and sustainability.
  • SWA is a design leader in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. Professionally focused and employee-owned, our foremost passion is to create exceptional places for our clients.
  • We work on large multi-functional sites and small, intimate spaces. We're one of the few firms capable of creating high-profile projects at both scales.
  • Our designs and plans are customized for each client's aspirations—based on our deep experience, technical knowledge, cutting-edge research, and "big ideas."
  • Our principals are among the world's most talented and experienced designers and planners. Working with talented associates and staff, they are hands-on professionals who personally deliver our services.
  • In the private sector, we provide high-performance landscape architecture and master planning to create exceptional places where people live, work, and play.
  • In the public sector, we design civic complexes, parks, waterfronts, and other key spaces. We provide "green" urban design of cities and infrastructure. We create plans for open space and nature preserves.
  • In the nonprofit sector we apply creative design thinking to help sponsors undertake and accomplish important projects for the benefit of society and the environment.