Vallejo, California

Student participants of SWA’s 2010 Summer Program were tasked with analyzing and understanding the complex issues facing the downtown waterfront areas of Vallejo, in order to recommend appropriate urban planning, urban design and landscape architectural solutions that can be added to the current discourse on the cities’ future. The students engaged with city stakeholder groups, regional and local leaders from multiple professional disciplines, and principles and associates representing each SWA office within the US. Students received a new design topic at the beginning of each week, worked together to develop a set of design ideas, went on several site visits and field trips, and concluded each week with a group presentation to the stakeholders.