Research and innovation creates knowledge that reaches beyond any one site to address emerging complexities and the new challenges facing our cities, communities, and environments.  SWA’s XL Lab is the firm wide home for research and innovation.

Providing new insights has long been central to SWA’s work. XL Lab provides insights into future conditions in the built environment, analysis of constructed spaces, new tools and technologies through experimentation, and topical studies. The lab involves professionals from all our studios and launches new investigations, facilitates current programs, supports studio-based research, and circulates thought leadership. Get in touch: Follow us at: swa_xl_lab.