News

News2020-05-20T08:49:32+00:00

News

Innovative place-making is news-making. Whether at the scale of a discrete site, a campus or an entire district or community, SWA’s projects are often featured in the press.

LATEST PRESS

Los Angeles Times
5/27/2020

The “Promenade on Forest” concept plan was designed by SWA in collaboration with city staff and Choura Events.

Texas ASLA
5/26/2020

Congratulations to SWA Dallas and project partners Parks for Downtown Dallas and HKS LINE!

Green Good Design
5/13/2020

SWA/Balsley’s design for the park was recognized by two organizations as an example of “progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.”

Metropolis
5/1/2020

The SWA-designed park includes lighting that responds to all-day conditions.

urbanize.la
4/30/2020

The SWA-designed park frontage will include seating, water features, and a central lawn.

Urban Land
4/3/2020

SWA Principal Elizabeth Shreeve moderated a webinar on the role of the built environment during the pandemic.

Houston Chronicle
4/30/2020

SWA Houston Kinder Baumgardner’s perspectives on design after COVID-19.

Architecture and Design
4/28/2020

The research of SWA’s XL Lab, “Plaza Life Revisited,” is featured.

The Newton Bee
4/22/2020

Construction of the much-anticipated, SWA-designed Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial begins.

Dallas Morning News
3/20/2020

SWA’s Katy Trail is lauded as “urban design at its very best.”

Landscape Architecture Magazine
3/31/2020

Parks along New York City’s vulnerable waterfront, like the one recently completed at Hunter’s Point South, are both amenity and armor.

Landscape Architecture Magazine
3/28/2020

CEO Gerdo Aquino is quoted in this piece describing how design firms like SWA are handling the COVID-19 situation.

Curbed
3/12/2020

The Cannery, an SWA “farm-to-table” development in Davis, California, is cited in this piece about farming amenities in suburbia.

Civil and Structural Engineer Media
3/26/2020

SWA’s transformation of a 178-acre golf course into a stormwater-management park received a National Recognition Award.

archmarathon.com
3/4/2020

Congratulations to Tom Balsley and our collaborators at Weiss/Manfredi on being recognized for their “forward-looking strategy for the city of New York.”

San Francisco Business Times
2/28/2020

While Golden State Warriors fans are interested in the action inside the new Chase Center arena, René Bihan has an outward view.

East Bay Times
3/1/2020

Our San Francisco managing principal is profiled in a piece that highlights some of his most striking work in the Bay Area.

CLAD Architecture and Design News
2/20/2020

Cleverly integrated entryways make the park inviting to both humans and their pets.

Houston-Galveston Area Council
2/8/2020

Haden Park, Exploration Green, and Chrysalis Lake were among the efforts recognized for 2019.

Land8.com
2/15/2020

SWA’s Sean O’Malley examines the challenges and opportunities of landscape interventions in low-lying, flood-prone areas.

Exchange106.my
1/6/2020

The tower, for which SWA designed landscape, was recognized in the Best Tall Building: 400 Meters and Above category.

houstontx.gov
2/1/2020

SWA contributed to the plan’s 18 goals and 62 actions, which were developed as part of Houston joining the “100 Resilient Cities” Network.

Landscape Forms
2/13/2020

More than a world-class basketball arena, Chase Center is a world-class entertainment center.

American Institute of Architects
1/20/2020

The project was recognized as “an 11-acre model of urban ecology and sustainable thinking.”

Dallas Morning News
1/11/20

SWA’s Pacific Plaza Pavilion recognized as one of the decade’s best new buildings in Dallas.

The New York Times
1/1/2020

The SWA-designed Chase Center and its broader development reflect the changing economics of sports.

Stadia Magazine
12/16/19

Chase Center is a shining example of a mixed-use venue that invigorates a whole neighborhood.

The Hartford Courant
12/14/19

SWA’s design envisions a place to remember and respect the deep grief the victims’ families have endured.

San Francisco Chronicle
12/12/19

A scaled-back design preserves the central element of SWA’s winning concept.

World Architecture News
12/10/19

Dallas’ latest SWA-designed park receives fresh accolades.

The Registry
12/2/19

SWA’s amenity redesign includes a bocce ball court, outdoor deck, and coffee bars.

Dallas Morning News
11/14/2019

How a forlorn parking lot was transformed into a sophisticated urban park.

Curbed
11/11/2019

SWA’s Sandy Hook Memorial design, featured here, was chosen by the community.

The Architect's Newspaper
10/30/2019

SWA/Balsley’s Hunter’s Point South is one of three parks featured in the “What Goes Into a Park?” series.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
11/18/2019

SWA Principal Kinder Baumgardner discusses the approach and likely outcomes of the newly-funded Baton Rouge Lakes effort.

San Francisco Chronicle
2019-10-21

Critic John King cites SWA’s Chase Center work “as a genuinely inviting addition to the Mission Bay landscape. That’s no easy task.”

CBS Dallas
2019-10-14

TV news covers the opening of Pacific Plaza, Dallas’ newest urban park designed by SWA

The Dallas Morning News
2019-10-14

Front page coverage:  Dallas’ Park and Recreation Director on why Pacific Plaza will rival parks of other major cities

The Dallas Morning News
2019-10-11

Read about the elements of Pacific Plaza and what makes it such a great park

Culture Map Dallas
2019-09-27

A pre-opening primer on Pacific Plaza and its value on fostering social resilience

The Dirt
2019-09-23

ASLA advocates nature-based responses to climate change; SWA’s Buffalo Bayou Park shown as example

Fast Company
2019-09-19

Tom Balsley and Marion Weiss share the design thinking behind Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park

CBS This Morning
2019-09-17

Tom Balsley talks on site with national news, revealing the park’s features

University of Chicago News
2019-09-12

SWA was the landscape architect for this project, located on a dramatic and historically significant site in Hong Kong

Texas Masonry Council
2019-09-13

SWA-designed project celebrated for the integration of hardscape and landscape

Curbed LA
2019-09-12

Outdoor spaces designed by SWA lend connectivity and life to this exciting new housing project in downtown LA

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2019-08-22
urbanize.la
2019-08-17
The Planning Report
2019-08-14
TOPOS
2018-11-18

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.

Arch News China
2019-04-25
Architectural Record
2019-02-17
Landscape Architect & Specifier News
2019-02-01
College of Design, University of Minnesota
2019-01-31
John Burns Real Estate Consulting
2019-01-31
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2019-01-30
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2019-01-29
Orange County Tribune
2018-10-04
e-architect
2018-10-01
Texas Architect
2018-09-18
Williamsburg-Greenpoint Patch
2018-08-20
The Architect's Newspaper
2018-08-09
World Landscape Architecture
2018-07-24
J (Jacksonville) Magazine
2018-06-25
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2018-05-30
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2018-05-23
Hemispheres
2018-05-15
Construction Specifier
2018-04-17
Landscape Architecture Korea
2018-04-11
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2018-02-23
Harvard Graduate School of Design
2018-02-13
Senior Housing News
2018-02-12
Luxe. Interiors + Design. SF
2018-02-01
Realty News Report
2018-02-01
Architecture Art Design
2018-01-02
The Architect's Newspaper
2017-12-19
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2017-11-14
Hospitality Design
2017-11-01
The Dallas Morning News
2017-11-01
Durability and Design
2017-09-27
The Architect's Newspaper
2017-09-26
What is your favorite city and why?
2017-09-20
Texas Architect
2017-09-13
Santa Monica Mirror: Chain Reaction
2017-07-26
Houston Public Media Imaginarium
2017-07-17
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2017-07-10
Marin Independent Journal
2017-06-22
Houston Media's Imaginarium
2017-06-19
Houston Public Media's Imaginarium
2017-06-12
Landscape Architect and Specifier News
2017-06-09
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2017-05-25
GroundUp
2017-05-03
ASLA Northern California Chapter
2017-04-25
Foreground
2017-04-18
Cowboys & Indians
2017-04-17
Edward D. Stone, Jr. Lecture Series
2017-03-27
Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago
2017-03-14
Instagram video
2017-03-10
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
2017-02-13
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2017-01-31
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2017-01-03
The Houston Chronicle
2016-12-16
Texas Architect
2016-11-22
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2016-11-15
Landscape Architecture Magazine
2016-11-11
Rice Business Wisdom
2016-11-08
Anthropocene
2016-10-28
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
2016-10-26
Parks for Downtown Dallas
2016-10-14
Southwest, the Magazine
2016-10-10
Esquisses
2016-09-26
World Landscape Architecture
2016-09-01