SWA/Balsley is a leading landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm. We create inspired and resilient outdoor spaces that enhance communities and enrich people’s lives.
SWA/Balsley joins together designers from two internationally renowned firms celebrated for innovative, award-winning projects, ranging from large-scale master plans to small urban spaces; from urban waterfronts and major parks to institutional, residential, and corporate landscapes.
The places we create reflect our deep commitment to design excellence, and our belief that landscape architecture plays an instrumental role in forging memorable places that connect people with their surroundings…and with each other.
SWA/Balsley is the successor firm to Thomas Balsley Associates in New York. Its principals are also principals of SWA Group, an allied design firm that is 100-percent employee-owned and that provides professionals services outside of the state of New York. Work shown on this website includes projects designed by SWA/Balsley principals, at their respective firms, prior to the formation of SWA/Balsley in 2016. It also includes work currently done by these principals in their capacity as principals of SWA Group and is attributed accordingly.