Through our dedicated research and innovation arm, we fuse leading-edge ideas and technologies across our practice.

XL Lab

XL Lab is our firmwide platform for research and innovation, providing insights into farreaching topics like the role of design in climate adaptation and mitigation, the future of midsized American cities, and large-scale infrastructure reuse projects for ports, rivers, and transportation systems.

Patrick T. Curran Fellowship

Our annual Patrick T. Curran Fellowship provides up-and-coming SWA leaders the opportunity to pursue and publish independent research into topics of pressing cultural and professional significance, like climate change and artificial intelligence.