Description: SWA and John Kaliski Architects are providing landscape architectural and urban design services and advice to the Park 101 Phase 3 study, led by ELP Advisors. The study’s goal is to advance the project from the planning phase to the project implementation phase. SWA is an advisor on programming, design options, development, density, and managing the park’s interaction with pedestrians and vehicles on surrounding streets.
This project has been a truly collaborative and multi-disciplinary effort. Cap parks are increasingly seen as the future of green space in urban areas. SWA’s experience with on-structure parks in Asia has imparted important lessons for the future of urban parks and density in Los Angeles.
Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park was envisioned as an international model of urban ecology and a world laboratory for innovative sustainable thinking. The project is a collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and WEISS/MANFREDI for the open space and park design with ARUP as the prime consultant and infrastructure designer.
What was once a ba...
Located on Manhattan’s West Side, Balsley Park, formerly known as Sheffield Plaza, has been transformed from a barren, lifeless plaza into the community’s most cherished common ground.
Following public outcry and many failed attempts to redesign the plaza, Thomas Balsley Associates was hired to build community consensus around a new park-like image and ...
St. Louis Arch Grounds
Spanning three city blocks and linking two vibrant city attractions, the Grounds Connector is an integral but unfinished component of Eero Saarinen’s vision for the St. Louis Arch. This missing link can be partially blamed for the disconnect between a stressed downtown and a popular monument that draws four million visitors per year.
Following an intern...
Situated along Moscow’s Ring Road and adjacent to the legendary Paveletsky Station transportation hub, Paveletskaya Place Park will both cover and reveal the new, bustling underground retail facility below, while also serving as a landmark destination for residents and visitors alike.
The dynamic and rich urban context provide the essential components ...