The Olympic Games brings people together from all over the world in the spirit of competition. The challenge for any Games creation is to create a festive experience for the participants, visitors, and crowds during the time of the games, while also creating a place that can last past the short-lived Olympic ceremonies. In this… Read more »

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September 2011 marks the three year anniversary of the opening of the new California Academy of Sciences museum. As the project landscape architect — led by John Loomis in our Sausalito office — we look back at the green roof design and its performance. Living Roof Performance Stormwater Capture The 106,500 square foot green roof… Read more »

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When I think of landscape infrastructure, I think of ways in which utility corridors could be maximized. Historically they have been these single use corridors, but now that infrastructure is kind of crumbling and many agencies, both locally and federally, are looking to reinvest, but also let it do more than what it has done… Read more »

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Landscape infrastructure is an evolutionary approach to strategizing economically and environmentally sustainable multipurpose infrastructure systems, reversing urban sprawl and regenerating our invaluable natural resources. As the world faces an urgent need for new and repaired infrastructure systems, design and planning professionals have the crucial opportunity to reimagine networks that support multiple uses and functions. Multipurpose… Read more »

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SWA is currently working with the Environmental Charter High School in Hawthorn on a project on the Dominguez Creek Waterway. This project is part of a larger Initiative that was created in 2010 in memory of Patrick Curran, a former SWA employee. The Patrick Timothy Curran Initiative (PTCI) has pledged its efforts to this project… Read more »

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Planning is well underway for the “Flash Flood” event along Houston’s White Oak Bayou at Studewood Park on February 28th. There are a lot of details still to be determined, but we are working with local schools to help teach students about our bayous and their significance to life in Houston, and to encourage student… Read more »

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