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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

Metropolis
8/3/2022

The “Support by Design” initiative,  led by SWA principal Kinder Baumgardner, works to employ Ukrainian designers displaced by conflict.

Houston Chronicle
8/1/2022

The fifth and final phase of this long-term SWA project is anticipated to be complete in early 2023.

Landscape Architecture Magazine
7/12/2022

Hear how LinkedIn served as an impromptu platform to forward SWA’s initiative, led by Kinder Baumgardner, to aid displaced Ukrainian designers.

TheShow.KJZZ
7/7/2022

SWA Principal Drew Watkins discusses ways to convert defunct shopping malls into affordable housing.

KRON4
6/27/2022

KRON TV News offers a virtual tour of the Harvey Milk Memorial and Plaza designed by SWA

New York Times
06/22/2021

SWA stands with survivors of gun violence; our work in this realm provides places for grief and healing, and honors victims’ lives.

The Architect's Newspaper
6/21/2022

SWA’s design for expansive outdoor space, which “make the office a much more spatially interesting place to be,” is praised in this piece.

NewCities.org
6/8/2022

A photo of Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, by SWA’s David Lloyd, is used to illustrate the project’s integration of tidal marsh elements.

Architectural Record
6/1/2022

SWA Houston’s Willow Waterhole and Buffalo Bayou efforts are the focus of this piece, which also quotes Scott McCready.

Archinect
5/11/2022

SWA Houston Principal Kinder Baumgardner, a driving force in this effort to assist fellow practitioners abroad, will be speaking at a panel on the topic May 13 at 12 PM EST.

The Dirt
04/29/2022

SWA’s Olivia Pinner and Adam Scott contributed to this piece about the recent Green New Deal “superstudio.”

Davis Vanguard
5/1/2022

Do opportunities exist to complement retail experiences with housing? SWA Laguna Beach Principal Andrew Watkins shares his thoughts.

Smart Cities Dive
4/27/2022

SWA Laguna Beach Principal Andrew Watkins is quoted, describing the need for affordable housing and the opportunities presented by redevelopment.

Urban Land
4/21/2022

SWA Principal Sean O’Malley contributed to a ULI panel discussion and is extensively quoted.

Fast Company
4/22/2022

SWA has led an effort to find work for displaced designers in the region, led by Houston Principal Kinder Baumgarder.

Houston Business Journal
4/21/2022

SWA Houston’s MKT Mixed-Use Development, led by Kinder Baumgardner and Clayton Bruner, was recognized for as a landmark adaptive reuse project.

Houston Chronicle
4/17/2022

A happy coincidence emerged from a Harris County Flood Control District project that could have been another concrete jungle.

The Architect's Newspaper
4/18/2022

SWA is leading landscape design for the school, which serves students with learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

4/18/2022

Join SWA Laguna Principal Andrew Watkins on May 6, 2022 for an ASLA/CalPoly Pomona presentation on development and agriculture! Free and open to all: register here.

E-Architect
4/12/2022

SWA Houston Managing Principal Kinder Baumgardner discusses a new initiative to engage with Ukrainian designers.

E-Architect
4/12/2022

Construction is underway for this 66-acre master-planned community, designed by SWA/Balsley.

LAND: Updates from ASLA
4/3/2022

SWA’s Houston studio has launched an initiative to connect displaced Ukrainian landscape architects with American firms through a variety of means.

Urban Land
4/1/2022

SWA’s Pacific Plaza, designed by Dallas Managing Principal Chuck McDaniel, is featured in this article as one of 10 projects that “give communities breathing room.”

Canadian Architect
4/1/2022

SWA’s landscape design for West Vancouver’s Ambleside Village contributed to a new heart for a well-established neighborhood.

Texas Architect
3/29/2022

SWA’s landscape design complements striking architecture at a newly opened Virgin Hotel in Dallas, TX.

D Magazine
3/29/2022

SWA Dallas Managing Principal Chuck McDaniel led the effort to design “a vast backyard” that is commended as the home’s biggest selling point.

Gooood.cn
3/24/2022

SWA’s Dallas studio provided striking landscape design for this hotel, which is helping to reinvigorate a once-dying district.

Bay Area Reporter
3/23/2022

SWA’s redesign of Harvey Milk Plaza continues to receive praise in its home city. To learn more from project lead Daniel Cunningham, click here.

Architects Data File
3/16/2022

Construction is underway on this 66-acre, master-planned Austin neighborhood, whose public realm was designed by SWA/Balsley with Coleman & Associates.

The Field
2/3/2022

Shanghai Principal Shuyi Chang and senior designer Shi Chen delivered a speech on the relationship between landscape and social media.

The Log
3/10/2022

SWA’s Los Angeles studio recently presented sketches for public review and commentary.

Fast Company
3/11/2022

Parking lots and decorative fountains make way for a pedestrian-focused campus.

Landscape Architect
3/12/2022

The innovative Portland, OR riverfront provides both habitat and recreation for an emerging neighborhood.

WHRO Public Media
3/4/2022

SWA’s Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial has a prominent place in ongoing discussions about mass shootings.

Texas Contractor
2/5/2022

SWA’s Rhett Rentrop led the landscape design, part of which involves anchoring trees in a windy corridor.

FunCheap SF
01/21/2022

SWA’s design for this historic site includes a custom play structure, an adult exercise area, and an outdoor event space.

CNN.com
1/4/2022

“The Clearing” – SWA’s thoughtful Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial project – is featured.

E-Architect
1/4/2022

SWA’s design for the complex takes inspiration from its long, narrow waterfront site.

Elle Decor
1/4/2022

SWA provided landscape design for the club, which itself features a sensuous play of materials and textures.

San Francisco Chronicle
12/22/2022

Swimmers will soon have a refurbished bathhouse and interior/exterior picnic areas to enjoy.

Easy Reader News
12/29/2021

SWA Co-CEO Gerdo Aquino is quoted regarding plans to develop King Harbor’s Moonstone Park and its surrounds.

Architectural Digest
12/17/2021

The exceptional SWA-designed Sandy Hook Memorial, “The Clearing,” is first on this list of standouts.

Gooood.cn
12/19/2021

SWA provided landscape architectural services for the area.

Arch Daily
12/07/2021

SWA/Balsley’s Hunter’s Point South project in New York and SWA’s Bao’An Waterfront Park in Shenzhen help to define global design responses to sea level rise.

Landscape Architecture New Zealand
11/24/2021

Video and images of this extraordinary SWA project are linked.

Dallas Innovates
11/22/2021

SWA Dallas Managing Principal and his team are assisting in leveraging and modifying the site’s rolling terrain.

Architects and Artisans
11/22/2021

A new vision for the city’s waterfront by SWA Dallas and developer Stephen Akins.

The Architect's Newspaper
11/17/2021

SWA Group/SWA/Balsley has finalized a master plan that will transform 100 acres of formerly industrial Jersey City waterfront.

Irvine Standard
11/02/2021

“It’s a place that shows how we can live with nature, hand-in-hand,” says SWA Laguna Beach Managing Principal Sean O’Malley.

Houston Chronicle
11/03/2021

Longwing Landing will offer two pools, lawn and event space, and an event hall overlooking a 40-acre lake and butterfly sculpture.

SF.ULI.org
9/30/2021

SWA San Francisco’s Mariana Ricker authored the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) strategy for the property.

Architect Projects
10/4/2021

One of Rotterdam’s “Big Five” parks projects, the park celebrates the maritime heritage of Rotterdam while harnessing the coast for the benefit of future generations.

E-Architect
9/22/2021

SWA/Balsley’s master plan was recognized with an ASLA-NY 2021 Design Award.

San Francisco Chronicle
9/27/2021

SWA and MEI’s planned redesign of the Square re-envisions the park without the Kearny Street Pedestrian Bridge.

Next City
9/27/2021

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park strategically uses both green and gray shoreline design techniques  — and serves as a great model for coastal development in urban areas.

Fast Company
9/23/2021

2019 Innovation by Design winner Hunter’s Point South is mentioned as a standout in visionary thinking.

E-Architect
2/23/2021

SWA/Balsley’s award-winning design for the park’s master plan is celebrated as an “active, multi-cultural” catalyst for the urban district.

Yahoo! Sports
9/21/2021

SWA is partnering with Gamble Associates, as well as a community engagement firm in Minnesota and a signage and wayfinding group in Boston, for the effort.

Bay Area Reporter
9/20/2021

Committee members praised the new design as a “breath of fresh air.”

Arch Daily
9/13/2021

Counting down the days until the SWA-designed landscape opens to the public.

Fortune India
9/13/2021

SWA Co-CEO Gerdo Aquino designed the landscape for this luxury development in Gurugram.

Connect California
9/9/2021

SWA has implemented fire prevention strategies for the 23,000-acre development.

Eat 'N Stays
9/6/2021

The expansive SWA-designed landscape for Expo 2020 complements thoughtful architecture and water features.

Construction Review Online
9/2/2021

SWA is providing landscape architectural services for the 33.6-million-square-foot integrated housing development in Egypt.

Daily Telegraph
5/25/2021

SWA’s lush, tropical design for La Pelago boosts the development’s “private island” atmosphere.

Keystone PhD Studies
8/10/2021

Houston Managing Principal Kinder Baumgardner on the benefits of the outdoors.

Orange County Register
8/11/2021

SWA’s design and renderings are featured.

Inhabitat
8/2/2021

SWA/Balsley’s master plan promises to transform an underused harbor into urban green space.

Forbes
7/31/2021

A fresh look at a classic, award-winning SWA resort.

World Architecture News
7/26/2021

A post-industrial 177-acre site has been transformed by a 700-foot-long, 18-foot-high wooden walkway.

Urbanize LA
7/23/2021

SWA’s design includes a picnic area as well as a series of gated areas for dogs, with exercise equipment for the animals.

Seattle Times
7/22/2021

After eight years of discussion and planning, SWA’s design will soon break ground.

Art and Seek
7/13/2021

The five-acre park will span Interstate 35E between Ewing and Marsalis Avenues, across from the Dallas Zoo.

D Magazine
7/14/2021

With Oak Cliff Park, Dallas is listening to local communities when planning major public infrastructure investments.

The Dirt
7/13/2021

SWA Associate and ASLA member Masako Ikegami shares her review of Shigemori’s seminal work.

Dallas Morning News
7/13/2021

The green space will symbolically mend the Dallas neighborhoods that were split by highway construction more than 60 years ago.

San Francisco Chronicle
7/11/2021

SWA’s design works with the bones of the station but expands the plaza by eliminating the recessed Metro entrance as it exists now.

D Magazine
7/1/2021

The SWA-designed Pacific Plaza is just one piece of a park-building boom that is reshaping downtown Dallas.

Landscape Architecture Magazine
7/1/2021

SWA’s design for San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza is poised to succeed where others have fallen short.

Dexigner
06/26/2021

SWA’s 17,000 sf design will transform an underused and undercelebrated memorial into a bustling gathering space.

 

San Francisco Bay Times
6/24/2021

Like its namesake, the memorial will welcome and represent all visitors as their authentic selves.

Architect's Newspaper
6/16/2021

The project’s elevated, 700-foot-long affords birdwatchers a literal “bird’s-eye view” of migratory species.

San Francisco Business Times
6/10/2021

The redesign of San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro neighborhood, for which SWA recently provided conceptual drawings, is featured.

Urbanize LA
6/9/2021

The mixed-use complex, for which SWA’s Los Angeles studio provided landscape architectural services, is at the intersection of Melrose and Santa Monica Boulevard.

AASArchitecture
6/10/2021

SWA provided conceptual design for the mixed-use tower, which as of 2021 is the tallest detached-core building in the world.

Inhabitat
6/9/2021

Reimagining a historic plaza honoring the late LGBTQ+ hero.

The Architect's Newspaper
6/7/2021

The two-acre site was designed by SWA San Francisco’s Daniel Affleck and Ben Waldo.

Trade Arabia
6/7/2021

SWA and Sasaki are the planners of Egypt’s “first green smart city.”

Architects and Artisans
6/4/2021

The ambitious plan addresses storm surges and includes a 15-acre public park.

Jacksonville Business Journal
6/1/2021

The ambitious Riverfront Jacksonville project will feature 15 acres of public green space.

jaxriverfront.com
6/1/2021

SWA was part of the master planning effort, which embraces the region’s natural resources and positions Jacksonville as a city on the rise.

Urbanize LA
6/1/2021

SWA is creating a new public plaza for the development.

Houston Chronicle
5/26/2021

SWA’s trail, the latest addition to Buffalo Bayou, is lauded as “quintessentially Houston.”

Icon
5/27/2021

SWA’s canopy walk gives a literal lift to a birdwatchers’ haven.

Houston Business Journal
5/26/2021

SWA is the landscape architect for this outdoor-amenity-focused effort.

The Dirt
4/27/2021

SWA Los Angeles’ Masako Ikegami on how landscape architecture – and personal narratives – contribute to social justice.

D Magazine
5/10/2021

Pacific Plaza is cited as part of “one of the region’s most walkable neighborhoods.”

Gooood.cn
5/17/2021

SWA Houston’s Jieru He discusses her experiences practicing in the United States.

Landscape Architecture Magazine
5/14/2021

SWA’s Anya Domlesky advocates for shade equity.

Arch Daily
5/6/2021

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park is offered as an example of environmentally responsive design.

Landscape Architecture Aotearoa
5/13/2021

Upgrades to North Beach Trail include a strong graphic identity as well as safety improvements.

Urbanize LA
5/11/2021

SWA provided design concepts that take a light touch toward new construction.

Urbanize LA
5/13/2021

The 1.1-acre green space sits at the intersection of Venice and Culver.

Houston Business Journal
4/22/2021

The SWA project blends Spanish-Mediterranean style with the modernity of the Buffalo Bayou corridor.

Texas Architect
5/5/2021

SWA’s Houston studio collaborated with BIG on the design of the rooftop spaces.

Building Design and Construction
5/3/2021

The conceptual plan provides much-needed central neighborhood and civic open space in the city’s South Maashaven district.

Bisnow
4/22/2021

SWA Los Angeles Associate Principal Tony Lopez is quoted.

University of Arkansas News
4/21/2021

True Worth Place in Fort Worth, Texas (an SWA Dallas project) won a Merit Award in the Public Good/DEI category.

Retrofit
4/20/2021

SWA’s redesign of San Jacinto Plaza is a “state-of-the-art urban open space.”

YouTube
4/20/2021

SWA’s Gerdo Aquino, Ying-yu Hung, and Jana Wehby describe the design intent for this ambitious project in a brief video.

Bay Area Reporter
4/16/2021

SWA’s proposed designs were presented by San Francisco’s Daniel Cunningham in a spirited public meeting.

Wallpaper
4/8/2021

High Island features a 700-foot-long elevated boardwalk described as a “birder’s paradise.”

Rice Design Alliance
4/9/2021

SWA Houston’s Adam Scott’s review of “Houston Genetic City” by Peter Jay Zweig, Matthew Johnson, and Jason Logan.

Hartford Courant
4/5/2021

After more than seven years of planning, Newtown residents have a chance to move the project forward.

Milford Mirror
4/4/2021

An upcoming forum may be a deciding factor in moving SWA’s sensitive memorial design forward.

Landscape Architecture Magazine
4/1/2021

SWA’s Kinder Baumgardner and Natalia Beard examine how to revive the retail experience.

Wallpaper
1/13/2021

The SWA-designed Guangming OCT Trail is featured.

Archinect
2/23/2021

A flowering forest in the Congressman’s honor is part of SWA’s master plan for Freedom Park.

PS Paisea
3/5/2021

An in-depth look at SWA/Balsley’s award-winning park.

San Francisco Bay Times
2/22/2021

Milk’s legacy of activism will inform SWA’s design.

Hoodline
2/22/2021

SWA will lead a highly accomplished Bay Area team.

San Francisco Chronicle
2/22/2021

The new design team will by led by SWA.

World Architecture News
2/12/2021

The design, by SWA/Balsley and 5+design, won an international competition and fuses retail and park experiences.

The New York Times
2/12/2021

The Weyerhaeuser site is at the center of a battle between conservationists and a developer.

The Wilton Bulletin
2/9/2021

SWA’s Dan Affleck, one of the project’s lead designers, is quoted.

World Architecture News
2/9/2021

Transforming a downtown street into a safe outdoor gathering space.

Fast Company
2/9/2021

The Peter Walker/SOM project is a precursor to the sustainability-focused campuses of tech giants like Google.

Arch Daily
2/4/2021

SWA’s René Bihan and founder Peter Walker offer an alternative to proposed development that would require clear-cutting.

The Architect's Newspaper
2/2/2021

The legacy Peter Walker project is under threat of deforestation for warehouse development.

Laguna Beach Independent
1/29/2020

SWA’s “Promenade on Forest” effort provides safe and significant outdoor spaces during COVID-19.

The Sacramento Bee
1/6/2021

SWA’s renderings illustrate the vision for the ambitious redevelopment.

Culver City Crossroads
1/28/2021

Stakeholder input will inform SWA’s conceptual plan.

West Side Today
1/28/2021

SWA prepared the conceptual plan for the revitalization of this popular park.

Hudson County View
1/20/2021

SWA/Balsley’s Steven Lee is quoted.

The Architect's Newspaper
1/27/2021

SWA’s Los Angeles studio is heading the $18.5 million makeover.

World Landscape Architect
12/7/2020

SWA’s design focuses on a dynamic dialogue between  ultra-modern architecture and the landscape’s softer, more fluid natural qualities.

Paper City
12/8/2020

SWA provided landscape design for the project, which is the largest adaptive reuse project in Texas’ history.

Houston Chronicle
11/18/2020

The street conversion is one of several undertaken by SWA to provide safer, accessible space during the pandemic.

Archinect
11/16/2020

Ground level work on this sunken plaza is now complete.

AIAEB.org
11/16/2020

The popular Civic Center won a People’s Choice award in the Design Excellence in Equitable Communities and Ecosystem category.

ULI.org
11/3/2020

The SWA/Balsley project was recognized for “Excellence in Civic Development.”

The Architect's Newspaper
10/28/2020

Phase 2 of SWA/Balsley’s Hunters Point Park South received a Special Recognition Award.

Building Design and Construction
11/9/2020

SWA/Balsley Principal Tom Balsley on ways to listen and engage… even during a pandemic.

City Monitor
10/20/2020

Extensive and equitable access to green space has been bolstered by SWA’s Houston practice.

Metropolis
11/4/2020

SWA Principal Shuyi Chang‘s groundbreaking work on Guangming Trail gets a deep-dive treatment.

Metropolis
10/30/2020

Designing for resilience… and creating places for people and the planet.

Los Angeles Times
10/8/2020

SWA’s concepts for community gathering and inclusion drive this collection of shops and eateries.

Dallas Innovates
10/12/2020

Congratulations to SWA partners HKS Line on their 2020 AIA Award for Pacific Plaza Pavilion!

Washington Business Journal
10/13/2020

SWA/Balsley’s new vision transforms one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous intersections into a celebrated entry at the heart of the city.

Urban Land
10/12/2020

SWA Principal Elizabeth Shreeve offers thoughts on strategies and trends.

Culture Map Houston
2020-09-14

Vital, vibrant new trail connects Buffalo Bayou Park to outdoor attractions and green spaces east of Downtown Houston.

D Magazine
8/4/2020

SWA’s Dallas practice is set to re-imagine the 738-acre former Naval yard.

houston2020visions.org
1/31/2020

SWA’s “Green Loop” is among the ideas featured in this online exhibition, which will be viewable through April 2021.

Houston Chronicle
7/29/2020

:Businesses can find flexible ways to handle the pandemic, says SWA Principal Kinder Baumgardner.

TOPOS
7/20/2020

Learn more about the principles and influences driving Tom Balsley’s transformative and provocative spaces.

The Architect's Newspaper
7/16/2020

The project will breathe new life into one of Atlanta, GA’s largest and most unique parks.

Architect Magazine
7/10/2020

This SWA project’s “ample public space,” lawns, and shade are an integral part of its success.

The Dirt
7/10/2020

SWA’s Kinder Baumgardner ponders the shapes that open space will take in post-COVID-19 communities.

Architect Magazine
7/7/2020

SWA’s Laguna Beach project is “a step above simple street closures” to improve social distancing.”

Politico
7/3/2020

SWA CEO Gerdo Aquino looks to the sky – space between and atop buildings – for solutions.

Orange County Register
6/15/2020

The promenade is now open daily from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.

Log Cabin Democrat
6/27/2020

SWA’s plans for Markham Square include bike lanes, new sidewalks and additional trees.

Los Angeles Times
6/28/2020

The SWA-designed street conversion can be enjoyed all summer.

Scale
6/5/2020

Tom Balsley on harnessing the public’s imagination to reshape social and cultural spaces.

Metropolis
6/9/2020

SWA’s Kinder Baumgardner joins other industry leaders to discuss themes and ideas.

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.”

LArchitect
4/6/2020

This interview with SWA’s CEO is also available as a podcast.

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.

Columbia University MSAUD Curriculum
11/1/2019

Tom Balsley is featured in this video discussing seating at Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park.

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

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Arch News China
2019-04-25
Architectural Record
2019-02-17
Landscape Architect & Specifier News
2019-02-01
College of Design, University of Minnesota
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