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. We encourage full-time students (returning Fall 2017) of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design to apply.

About the program

2017 Summer Program

Port of Houston

Hurricanes and cloudbursts are escalating environmental pressures on the growing populations of the Gulf Coast cities, while the Port of Houston remains their economic fulcrum. The second largest gateway of international trade in the US, its operations define regional economic trends, transform coastal environments, and affect local land uses and community life.  We will set out to understand the port’s material footprint on the region and catalyze a more intelligent intertwining of policy, economy, ecology and culture through the agency of design.

We encourage applications from full-time upper level undergraduate and graduate students of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design (returning to study in the Fall of 2017).

Summmer Program Info

(Electronic Submissions Only)

• Introductory Video: 30-60 sec
• Letter of interest
• Resume
• Letters of recommendation (min. of 2)
• Portfolio (max 10 pages)

Subject of Email must be: SWA 2017 Summer Program
Please send all materials to:

If materials are over 5MB, send via ‘wetransfer’ or other site for downloading (max of 20MB)

Applicants must be currently enrolled in the 2017 school year.

Submission Deadline: Feb 27, 2017
Date of Notification: March 14, 2017
Houston Studio Internship: June 5—July 28, 2017

SWA Houston 2017 Summer Program Location:

1245 West 18th Street
Houston, Texas
United States