Client Testimonials

“"SWA has an uncanny ability to create a powerful conceptual vision, see it through all levels of documentation to project completion, with magnificent detailing and execution." ”

— Ronald A. Loch, Vice President, Taubman

“SWA is the most efficient, creative shop I have ever worked with. They always come through with top-level work and really high efficiency and high value.”

— Kenneth K.W. Ma, President Broadmore Properties

SWA has been a pleasure to work with. Their creativity and attention to detail has really made the difference in our landscape and master planning efforts.

— David Salazar, AICP, California State University, Long Beach

SWA was selected by the city of Las Vegas as urban designer and landscape architect for the downtown Lewis Avenue Corridor project. We were very pleased with the results and the pedestrian thoroughfare is a favorite among workers and tourists.

— Former Mayor, Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, City of Las Vegas

“We're very pleased with the efforts and expertise of SWA Group in tackling an exciting and challenging project through many needs with tremendous sensitivity with wonderful results.”

— Steve Lauzier Director, Cornell University Real Estate

Over many years I have worked with SWA on an array of projects—from complete corporate campuses in Silicon Valley to a green roof on the California Academy of Sciences—and everything in between. The thing that has always impressed me has been their amazing ability to combine a high level of design with extraordinary execution in the field. They are at the top of our go-to list when putting together design teams.

— Don Young, President, DR Young Associates

SWA makes us better designers by always challenging us to find the singularly correct solution for each project. No matter the design problem, SWA’s creativity and progressive approach to integrating architecture, planning and landscape design produces winning outcomes time after time. Oh, and they’re fun to work with.

— Marty Borko, Principal, Gensler

SWA designed and helped our community develop a magnificent gathering space in the center of a once-forgotten part of downtown Tulsa which is now thriving with arts, music, great food and celebration on almost every day of the week. The park—known as Guthrie Green—almost instantly became 'the place to be' on any given sunny day in our city.

— Ken Levit, Executive Director, George Kaiser Family Foundation

We found that SWA designers have the capability of bringing great vision and beautiful imagery to a project site, optimally and quickly. We sincerely hope SWA will contribute even more to the planning and design process of Chinese cities, adapting their broad, global perspective to the urban and natural settings of China, to create inspiring and graceful spaces and places.

— Xu Xiaowei, Hunan Joyon Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Not only does SWA contribute an inspiring landscape design vision, but they also enhance the overall design effort through an integrated and collaborative approach with the owner, building architect and other design consultants creating value for the overall project.

— Hanns Lee, Senior Vice President, Lowe Enterprises

SWA brings the highest quality urban planning and design to our communities. Their sincere and enabling approach to environmental stewardship will better position our projects for long-term, sustainable success.

— Randy Sater, President, StoneBridge Properties

“For nearly forty years, SWA has helped the Irvine Company create one of the world’s premier new towns by providing us with innovative community planning and urban design. We value both their ability to plan great communities and then help bring them to life with strong landscape architecture.”

— Rob Elliott, Senior Vice President, The Irvine Company

“After many projects, I continue to work with SWA because of their commitment to excellence. In design, of course, but as importantly in team collaboration, client service and shared responsibility for the results of the project over the long run.”

— David J. Neuman, FAIA, Former Architect for the University and Chief Planning Officer, University of Virginia

Working with the SWA team has been remarkable. The level of customer service, creativity, and team work is apparent with every encounter. They have continued to prove their flexibility and patience throughout the design process. We are thrilled with the park design that was created and with the service provided.

— Ana Petrlic, Deputy Chief,Urban Projects & Watershed Planning Division, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

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Selected Client List

AC Martin Partners

ADD, Inc.

Alameda County

Alameda Marina Village Associates; Vintage Properties

Alamo Architects

Alphaville Urbanismo

Altoon + Porter Architects

Anaheim Redevelopment Agency

Apple Computer, Inc.

Arden Realty; Lowe Enterprises


Arriyadh Development Authority/ DAR Alriyadh

Artech Inc

Arvida Corporation

Atlantic Gulf Communities

Banamex, S.A.

BAR Architects

Bay Area Rapid Transit District

Beijing Finance Street

Beijing Vantone

Bentley School

Bing Thom Architects

Boca Rio Club

Bovis Lend Lease

Brascan Brazil

Broadmore Properties

Brown & Root, Inc.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Buffalo Bayou Partnership; City of Houston; Texas Department of Transportation; Harris County Flood Control District

Cal-Fed Enterprises

California State University

Callison Architecture

Cambridge 7 Associates

Canatxx Energy Ventures

Carrier Johnson

Catellus Development Corp.


Century Development Corporation

Cesar Pelli

Chang-Jo Architects

Chicago Metropolitan Pier & Expansion Authority

China Academy of Urban Planning & Design

China Vanke Company

Chong Partners Architecture, Inc.

Citation Homes

City of Anaheim

City of Baytown Parks and Recreation Dept.

City of Beijing, China

City of Beverly Hills, CA

City of Boca Raton, FL

City of Boston, MA

City of Chicago, IL

City of Dallas, TX

City of Houston, TX

City of Indianapolis, IN

City of Irvine

City of Kansas City, MO

City of Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas, NV

City of Long Beach, CA

City of Los Angeles, CA

City of Lynwood, California

City of Monterrey, Mexico

City of Mountain View

City of New York, NY

City of Okayama, Japan

City of Ottawa, Canada

City of Phoenix, AZ

City of San Antonio, TX

City of San Diego, CA

City of San Francisco, CA

City of Seattle, WA

City of Shanghai, China

City of Shenzhen, China

City of Taichung, Taiwan

City of Vancouver, Canada

CMD Midwest, Inc.; The RREEF Funds

Concord Pacific Development Corp.

Construct Market Invest

Cooper Robertson

Cornell University Real Estate

Coxco Construction & Stan Hartling

Cypress Lawn

Dai Nippon Printing Company

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society

Dar Al Riyadh

De Stefano + Partners, Ltd.

Diablo Ranch Development Company, WSI Builders

Disney Development Corporation

DMB Associates

DMB Development; Taylor Woodrow Homes


DR Young Associates



ED2 International

Electronic Arts

Ellerbe Becket

ELS/Elbasani & Logan, Architects

Emaar Properties

Environmental Banc & Exchange

Equity Office Properties Trust; City of San Rafael (for creek restoration)

Exxon Corporation

Fair Isaac

Federal Express

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Federal Reserve Bank

Fidelity Investments

Field Paoli Architects

Filinvest Alabang, Inc.

Fisher Friedman Associates

Ford Motor Company

Forest City Development

Frank Gehry

Friends of Hermann Park

Friends of the Katy Trail

Fujita Corporation; Landscape International

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George Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Pacific Corporation

Gignac Associates

Golden Gateway Center

Gromatzky Dupree

GTE Service Corporation

Guangdong Nanhai Planning Bureau

Guangdong Wuyan Enterprises

Half Century More, Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou HuBin Commerce & Tourism District Redevelopment Inc.

Hangzhou HuBin Redevelopment Authority

Hardy Holzman, Pfeiffer Associates

Harris County Flood Control District

Harris County Improvement District

Harvard University

Harwood International

HB Construction and Trading International

Health Care Japan Co., Ltd

Health Care Japan Company

Hewlett Packard

Hillman Properties

Hillwood Development

Hines Interests

HKS, Inc.

Hnedak Bobo Group

HNTB Corporation


Homart Development

Hornberger + Worstell

Horti-Expo Real Estate Company, Ltd.

Houston Downtown Management District

Howard Hughes Properties

HPV Construction Managers / Austin Company

Hunan Joyon Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Hyatt Development Corporation


ICF Kaiser

Infomark Corporation

Intel Corporation

Interfin Corporation

IntraWest Placemaking

Irvine Community Development Company

James K.M. Cheng Architects

Jerde Partnership


Jones Lang & LaSalle

Joon-Ang Development

Joseph Wong Design Associates, Inc.

JP Morgan Chase Bank

KA, Inc.

Kaufman & Broad

Kaufman Broad

KD Group

Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

L.A. County and ELP Advisor

L.A. County and ELP Advisor

L.A. County and ELP Advisors

Lagoa dos Ingleses Urbanismo

Lake Flato Architects

Landscape International

Lennar Corporation and the City of Vallejo

Lennar Homes

Lian Yang Real Estate Development Company; Landmark Development Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Lincoln Property Company

Lohan Associates

Looney Ricks Kiss Architects

Lotte Group

Lowe Enterprises

Lowe Enterprises

LPA, Inc.

MacArthur Foundation

Macguire Thomas Partners

Marriott Corporation

Marriott International

MCA Recreation Services

McLarand, Vazquez, Emsiek & Partners

Melvyn Green & Associates

Michael C.F.Chan & Associates, Inc.

Mills Corporation

Mitsubishi Corp. Ltd.

Mobil Land & Development

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects


Morris Architects

MPA Foundation


Napa Development / Redevelopment Agency

Narada Real Estate Group Co. Ltd

National Park Service

National Taipei University

Nature Real Estate Group


New Urban West

Newhall Land & Farming

Nikken Sekkei

North Hills, Inc.


OCT Urban Entertainment Investment Company of Shenzhen

Omniplan Architects

Overland Partners Architects

P.T. Alfa Goldland

Page Sutherland Page

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Pei Partnership

Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners

Perkins + Will

Perkins Eastman Architects

Pfau Architecture

Philip Johnson

Polshek and Partners

PRI – Property Reserve, Inc.

PRI – Property Reserve, Inc.

Promotora Cabo Real

Pt. Senayan Trikarya Sempana and Kajima Corporation Architectural Design Group

Qingchen Real Estate

Qingpu New Town Construction & Development

Queen Lili’uokalani Trust

Rafael Vinoly Architects

Renzo Piano

Rey de la Reza Architects

Rice University

River Islands at Lathrop

RMW Architecture + Design

Robert A.M. Stern


RTKL Associates

Samsung Corporation

San Antonio River Authority

San Bernardino Valley College

San Diego Unified Port District

Sanderson Company

Santa Clara Development

Santa Clara Development, Robson Homes

Satya Djaya Raya Group

Scripps College

SGI, Inc.

Shanghai Greentown Group

Shanghai Gubei (Group) Company Ltd.

Shanghai Gubei Development Company

Shapell Homes

Sharalyn King Staglin

Shea Properties

Shenzhen Urban Planning and Land Administration Bureau

Sheraton Corporation

Shimao Group

Shorenstein Company

Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Simeon Commercial Properties

Simon Property Group

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

Smyth/Lantern Bay Company; Orange County


Southern Methodist University

Southland Investment Company

Space Group

Sparks Street Mall Board of Management; City of Ottawa

Spieker Properties

Stanford Management Company

Stanford University

Steinberg Group

Steven C. F. Chang Architects

StoneBridge Properties

STUDIOS Architecture

Sugarland Properties, Inc.; Gerald D. Hines Interests

Suzhou New District Technology

Syntex Corporation

Taisei America

Tar Trading & Investment, Ltd.

Taylor Woodrow

TEDA Construction & Development Bureau

Tejon Ranch Company

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

Texas Medical Center

Thannisch Development

The Cotswold Foundation

The Gap

The Irvine Company

The Rosewood Corporation

The Rouse Company

The Stadium Group

Thomas Enterprises

Thompson Ventulett Stainback

Tishman Speyer Properties

Tokyo University

Towa Nasu Resort Co.

Towa Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Towa Real Estate Development Company, Ltd.

TRACT Consultants Pty. Ltd.

Trammel Crow, Inc.

Trammell Crow Company

Transamerica Realty Services

Trendmaker Development

Trimark Communities

Trimark Communities, LLC

Turner, Collie and Braden, Inc.

Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Harris County Flood Control District

United Benefit Life Insurance

Universal Studios

University of Arizona

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Davis

University of California at Irvine

University of California at Los Angeles

University of Houston

University of Miami

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Uptown Houston

Urban Planning Administration, Bureau of Qingpu

Urban Projects & Watershed Planning Division

Urban West Associates of San Diego

USAA Real Estate Company

Verikan Group


Veritas / City of Mountain View

Walt Disney Imagineering

Westinghouse Communities

Wilson Equity Office

Wilson/Equity Office

Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo

Woodlands Community Development

Xiamen Haicang Investment

Xingyun Company

Xizi Real Estate

Zhujiang Real Estate Development Company

Zimmer, Gunsul Frasca Partners

Zol Developments