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MOVING LANDSCAPE: A PROPOSAL TO CONNECT PORT HOUSTON TO ITS CITY

SWA designers and a team of graduate students envision a dynamic tapestry of ecology and urban spaces for the port’s terrain.

SWA’S RESILIENT CITIES PROJECT: TOWARDS A RESILIENT MIAMI

SWA’s tradition of pro-bono, community efforts continues with “Resilient Cities Project,” a new, action-oriented initiative that pairs SWA’s professional talent with representatives in a selected city to generate insight on opportunities to improve resilience, whether at the scale of a site, corridor or broader open space network.

DALLAS’ NEW PACIFIC PLAZA TO OFFER A GREEN SANCTUARY

The park is the result of a “land swap” between the city and the developer of the adjacent One Dallas Center.  In early 2016, SWA’s Chuck McDaniel and his team jumpstarted their design process for the 3.2-acre refuge with public “envisioning” sessions, then crafted the park based on their findings. To build excitement for Pacific Plaza, the new park was the subject of a selfie video mosaic at a recent city conference.

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VIDEO: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park featured in Concrete Jungles Go Green
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University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Hong Kong Wins Prix Versailles Design Award
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Dallas Arboretum Food and Herb Garden Wins a 2019 Gold Trowel Award
Texas Masonry Council

LA Plaza Village Opens in Los Angeles
Curbed LA

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Wins 2019 Innovation by Design Award
Fast Company

SWA/Balsley Designs Public Space for Schuylkill Yards
WHYY Philadelphia

SWA Part of Project Team for Walmart’s New Headquarters
The Architect’s Newspaper

3 SWA Dallas Resort Designs Make the list: 2019 World’s Best Hotels
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Schuylkill Yards, with landscape by SWA/Balsley, takes a step forward
Archinect

SWA Will Beautify Walmart’s New Campus
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Birders’ Paradise for Houston Audubon
Marketplace

New Tenants at Culver Steps
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Video: El Paso considers memorials
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Sean O’Malley on Doodling
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Park Conservancy to Honor Thomas Balsley
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Houston SWA-designed Promenade Park Opening in Fort Wayne
Inside Indiana Business

Gallery: Field Guide to Urban Plazas
The Guardian

SWA Houston Featured in Continuing Education: Coastal Resilience
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Urban Solutions for Extreme Heat
Fast Company

Trail to Connect Victory Park and Dallas’ Design District
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Culver City’s Culver Main Steps Are Completed
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PayPal Headquarters photo gallery
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ASLA Strategies to Combat Climate Change
Bustler

Work Wraps up at the Culver Steps Development
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Bruner Foundation honors Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park with a silver medal
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Vision is Green in Urban Design: Reclaiming Land for Downtown Parks in Dallas
The Field

Shanghai International Dance Center
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New development in forgotten Houston district Alief
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How Drones Can Aid in Resilence Evaulation
The Field

Shenzhen’s Shekou Promenade featured in 10 transformative landscapes
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Why Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park is a Rudy Bruner Award finalist
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Glendale Park design moves forward
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Perched on Hong Kong’s Steep Cliffs, a New Academic Center Harnesses Its Sweeping Views
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New aquatics Center provides coveted gathering space for Elk Grove, CA
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Buffalo Bayou Promenade is one of 20 landscapes in ASLA Exhibition: Smart Policies for a Changing Climate
American Society of Landscape Architects

SWA Transforms Prison site into University of Chicago Business School in Hong Kong
FuturArc

SWA/Balsley’s riverside parks transform dock along the Yangtze River in Shanghai
SHINE

SWA landscape for new adaptive reuse project in Houston Heights
Houston Chronicle

Local ASLA Chapters Honor 14 Designs from SWA Studios
PRWeb

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Among Finalists for NYCxDesign Awards
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SWA/Balsley to work on Philly’s Schuykill Yards
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Ying-yu Hung and Ricardo Lara Park featured in ASLA blog
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Former SWA CEO Kevin Shanley to receive bayou stewardship award
The Katy News

Shanghai International Dance Center
Arch News China

Convenience Store Site Becomes Mixed-use Landscape in Houston
chron.com

High Island Nature Tourism Enhancement Project
Houston Audubon

How Shifting Trends Will Influence Future Office Design
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A Flood-proof Park in New York
Azure

Sun City Kobe Wins 2 NAHB Awards
NAHB

Sandy Hook Memorial carries personal meaning for architects
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Traditional Chinese Opera gets a Modern Home in Hong Kong
ArchDaily

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020
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355-Unit La Plaza Village Gets Unwrapped
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Buffalo Bayou Park Named as Finalist for Rudy Bruner Design Award
Architectural Digest

Beloved urban Houston park blooms with national design award nomination
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Esencia at Rancho Mission Viejo Wins NAHB 2019 Master Planned Community of the Year Award
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SWA’s Buffalo Bayou Park is one of five finalists for Rudy Bruner award
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Must Defensive Design Be Hostile?
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New Hotel Tower in the Works for Dallas Uptown District
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Sun City Kobe retirement community, a seamless merger of architecture, landscape, and interiors
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Long Island City explodes architecturally ahead of Amazon’s arrival
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Hurricane-Proof Park: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park
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“The Clearing” Selected for Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial
College of Design, University of Minnesota

Garden Grove and Santa Ana OK Development of Willowick Golf Course
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Improvements for Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire?
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Top 50 Master Planned Communities of 2018
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The Making of a Memorial: Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial
Landscape Architecture Magazine

Live and Learn: AI and the Shaping of Landscapes
Landscape Architecture Magazine

SWA Chairman John Wong to Speak at Stanford on February 13
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The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors
The New York Times

Exhibition: Urban Sensorium by XL Lab, SWA’s Research and Innovation Arm
The Globe and Mail

Woodbine and IMG Academy Complete The Legacy Hotel
Lodging

Small Changes Can Have Big Architectural Impact: Modifying a Chinatown Housing Tower
San Francisco Chronicle

IMG Academy, Woodbine Complete Boutique Hotel in Central Florida
Rebusiness Online

SWA Design in Japan Cited as Future of Senior Housing
Hospitality Design

5 Public Parks in NYC by SWA/Balsley
Untapped Cities

SWA Designing Landscape for 27-Story Tower in L.A.’s Chinatown
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2018 Was the Year of the Aspirational Park (Hunter’s Point South among Them)
CityLab

Buffalo Bayou Park, Post-Harvey is chosen for LAF Case Study Investigation
Landscape Architecture Foundation

“Best of 2018” includes Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park: Building for Complex Experiences
The Wall Street Journal

Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Shines in 2018 Landscape Architecture Highs and Lows
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Security Features to be Built into Sandy Hook Memorial Design
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Maximizing the Potential of Drones: SWA Weighs In
The Dirt