Big ideas permeate SWA design and thinking. Here, explore the thinking, tools, and research that informs and is influenced by our design work: research and innovation projects from XL Lab, perspectives from individual designers, and longer publications spearheaded by senior designers.
Systematic research and innovation projects at SWA create knowledge that reaches beyond any one site to inform designs that help cities, communities, and environments address emerging complexities and face unprecedented challenges. XL Lab is the firm-wide platform for research and innovation at SWA. The lab provides insights into future conditions in the built environment, analysis of site performance, new tools in technology through experimentation, and topical investigations. Lab projects support design teams through tools, metrics, information, and studies. Contact the lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWA’s thought leaders offer their insights on a wide variety of land- and city-based topics, from mobility to issues of social equity associated with access to quality green space.
We reach our colleagues and peers through articles, white papers, and lengthier works that showcase our projects and the thinking that drives design at SWA.