SWA | Morphosis is a visionary team focused on the future of dense urban spaces around the US. Based out of downtown L.A., SWA is a leading landscape architecture firm with a portfolio of public realm projects that includes the highly recognized Guthrie Green in Tulsa. Gerdo Aquino of SWA is joined by LA-based architecture firm Morphosis, led by Thom Mayne, Pritzker Prize winning architect.
Partnering with ELP Associates, BRV and TBA, experts in urban revitalization and public-private partnerships, we have created a sustainable revenue model centered on a flexible venue that supports cultural activities throughout the year. Fluidity and Buro-Happold, leading sustainability experts, have engineered a net-positive urban water harvesting system that collects and filters water for the future square and its immediate surroundings.
Sustainable design and flexible programming lie at the heart of our design approach. The square will need to be many things for many people--day and night. It will need to be a safe public space, a local spot with dining and art to meet and mingle, a place to play, a mobility hub. Together, weve designed a 21st century urban park that will serve our downtown for generations to come.