SWT Design delivers holistic and implementable designs that employ materials in innovative ways, meeting our clients’ needs with a high standard of environmental sustainability. Our design team works comfortably at a large and dynamic conceptual scale while carrying projects through to a refined and constructible level. We strive to provide our services while developing exceptionally strong and rewarding interpersonal relationships.
Carrie Coyne, SWT Design Senior Associate and Grow Native! Chair, was recently featured in an educational video released by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, titled “Why Prairie Matters.” As landscape architects, in close collaboration with other professionals, we play an increased role in prairie conservation, restoration, and outreach in order to protect and create more wildlife [...]
“If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it.” – Dr. Pavan Sukhdev, Head of UN Environment Program’s Green Economy Initiative In every project, we consider the sustainability of a site and the impact it will have upon biodiversity. Recently, our participation in the Green Business Challenge encouraged us to think through the [...]
Novus International, a leader in animal health and nutrition, became the world’s highest rated landscape project in January 2012 when it was awarded a 3-star rating by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) for its sustainable site design, construction and maintenance. Just two years prior in 2010 Novus joined more than 150 other projects as part of an international pilot project program to evaluate the new SITES rating system for sustainable landscapes. These landscapes clean water, reduce pollution and restore habitats while providing significant economic and social benefits to land owners and municipalities. The 9 acre site was developed to set a new standard in sustainable site development in the area. The project addresses several sustainable design best practices including hydrology, wildlife habitat enhancement and monitoring, improved soils and vegetation with an emphasis on using regional materials and features that address human health and well being.