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SWA Group

For over 45 years, SWA Group has been recognized as one of the world's leaders in the fields of landscape architecture, planning and urban design. SWA Group's projects have received over 500 awards, been showcased in 47 states and more than 40 countries, and its principals are acknowledged as among the industry's most talented and experienced designers and planners.

Historically, over 75% of SWA Group's work has come from repeat clients. In addition to bringing strong aesthetic, functional, and social design ideas to its projects, they are also committed to integrating principles of environmental sustainability.

Stanford University, Stanford

SWA has been working with Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. for over 25 years and has completed almost 300 projects in order to reclaim the 100-year old vision of Leland Stanford and Frederick Law Olmsted through a series of campus improvement projects. Integrating the university's facilities needs with a long-term landscape vision, the projects recover the campus' historic axes, open space patterns and juxtaposition of formal landscape spaces with naturalistic landscapes within the central campus.

Foundry Square, San Francisco

Located in San Francisco, the Foundry Square project consists of four buildings, set on four corners of the site, totaling 1.2 million square feet in the heart of the South of Market District at First and Howard. It has convenient access to transit, the central business district, and the waterfront. Generously landscaped public plazas combine with the street to form an urban square.

Kunming Horti-Expo Eco-Communities, Kunming, China

The concept for the Kunming, China Eco-Town is based on an understanding of the historical natural processes of this place. The master plan goal is to find a restored balance in the landscape through restoration and sensitive development. In using a watershed planning approach to determine the most sensitive lands and subsequently where development is appropriate, the issue of a healthy, functioning restored watershed drive the design concept.

Buffalo Bayou Promenade, Houston, Texas

This project's improvements include pathways, trail lighting and special multicolored event lighting, planting, a pedestrian bridge, and connections to the city streets above. Plant materials were specially chosen to thrive both in the soil conditions found at the urban bayou edge and with the periodic flooding conditions along the bayou.

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