SWA

SWA

For over five decades, SWA Group has been recognized as a world design leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. At the core of their work is a pas-sion for imaginative, solution-oriented design that adds value to land, buildings, cities, regions, and people’s lives. At SWA, creativity is defined as the entire process of gene-rating, developing and transforming ideas into tangible value. “Flying Fence” was a collaborative effort between the San Francisco and Sausalito offices and created by the design/building team of: Zachary Davis, Nancy Coulter, Ellen Burke, Travis Theobald, Ross Nadeau (SF), Justin Winters (SF), Laura Phipps (SF).

In 1973 SWA became SWA Group, one of the first companies on the West Coast to be owned by an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)—a vehicle that has resulted in the company becoming 100 percent employee-owned. Its practice and philosophy have evolved from a firm of one or two lead principals into a collaborative, participatory group practice involving many seasoned and talented principals and associates—several of whom are recognized as among the most talented designers and planners in the profession. The firm’s projects have received over 800 awards, and, in 2005, SWA received the Landscape Architecture Firm Award, as designated by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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