We have a deep appreciation for nature and natural systems. We have a strong commitment to design that synthesizes aesthetics and sustainability.
SWA is a world leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. Professionally focused and employee-owned, our foremost passion is to create exceptional places for our clients.
We work with large, multi-functional sites and small, intimate spaces. We're one of the few firms capable of creating high-profile projects at a large scale.
Our designs and plans are customized for each client's aspirations --based on our deep experience, technical knowledge, cutting edge research, and "big ideas."
Our principals are among the world's most talented and experienced designers and planners. They are hands-on professionals who, along with talented associates and staff, personally deliver our services.
In the private sector, we provide high-performance landscape architecture and master planning to create exceptional places where people live, work and play.
In the public sector, we design civic complexes, parks, waterfronts, and other key public spaces. We provide "green" urban design of cities and infrastructure. We create plans for open space and nature preserves.
In the non-profit sector we apply creative design thinking to help non-profit sponsors undertake and accomplish important projects for the benefit of society and the environment.