Urban design at SWA involves the systematic layering of various cultural and natural systems in order to solve design issues of the city. As with planning, we integrate high-level landscape architecture into our urban design work. Whether it’s decaying infrastructure, a prominent urban district, high-density living, a river corridor, heavily used public spaces, or a series of transit stations, urban design requires a sophisticated understanding of integrating nature into dense urban environments. The multi-functional character of urban design is the key to its success. SWA excels in this regard and our success can be measured by the quality of our implemented projects around the world.
Signature urban trail reclaims right-of-way for pedestrians and bicylists.
Vision Strategies Tap Community to Capture the Ecology and History of the Place
Signature open space defines an emerging city’s vision and prospects.
A Culturally and Environmentally Relevant Design to Catalyze the City's Downtown