The SWA Summer Student Program is an excellent opportunity for university students to learn, grow, have real-life design experiences.

Internships, part-time work, study abroad, and company summer programs are great ways to refine your professional direction. Take as many opportunities as you can to explore the arenas available to you through landscape architecture. We believe that our program may be one of the most important and enjoyable experiences you have in your early professional development. Details coming soon.

About the program

At SWA, we recognize that cities are a work in progress and we embrace the multi-dimensionality of infrastructure and the opportunities that may result through fresh and innovative thinking in landscape architecture, planning and urban design.

Program: June 30 – August 22

SWA has accepted 7 qualified applicants for our 2014 Summer Student Program in Los Angeles. The first four weeks will take place in our Los Angeles studio where we envision students engaged in a complex urban project conceived at multiple scales, guided by SWA principals with active participation from local civic, professional, and academic colleagues. SWA provides housing and a small stipend to all participants. The latter four weeks will consist of a paid internship in one of SWA’s 7 studios.

Summmer Program Info

2014 Summer Student Program Winners


Adrian Duncan Smith

UCLA, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, 2015


Emily A. King

University of Pennsylvania, Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Architecture, 2015


Bingjie Shi

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture in Urban Design/Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015


Marie Salembier

New York City College, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015


Sara Fallahi

University of Texas, Austin, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014


Lovisa Kjerrgren

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2014


Sam Sikanas

University of Michigan, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2015