SWA studio teams in Houston and Dallas walked away with an impressive 13 awards from the Texas chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. In the “Design Constructed” category of completed work, SWA was honored for Dallas-Ft Worth area projects Deloitte University, Tarrant County College, and Victory Park and for Houston’s new Rosemont Bridge over Buffalo Bayou. In the category of “Design-Unrealized”, Tangshan Fangshan National Geology Park, Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco-Tech Island, Nanjing AVIC Science and Technology Center, Yuan Dang Lake, and Old River Park were award winners. “Planning & Analysis” winners were Airline Market Mile and Coastal Resilience from the Houston office, and the Dallas team was honored with the “Classic” award for the heralded Mexico resort, Las Ventanas.
Las Ventanas and another SWA-designed resort in the Baja peninsula, Capella Pedregal, were named in the prestigious AAA 5 Diamond Awards, one of the highest-regarded awards in the travel and resort industry. Of the many luxury properties in Cabo San Lucas area, only these two received the 5 Diamond award this year — both also SWA designs. Capella Pedregal rests at the confluence of desert mountains and the Sea of Cortez, offering guests a design that celebrates both Mexican architecture and garden heritage mixed with modern design. Las Ventanas al Paraiso explores the drama of the harsh desert climate, with design strategies that allow for a low-density site plan to preserve site features and provide every unit with a panoramic view to the horizon.
About SWA Group
SWA Group (www.swagroup.com), established in 1957, is an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, CA, Sausalito, CA, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston and Shanghai. Since its inception, SWA Group has worked in over 60 countries, and its projects have garnered more than 700 awards.