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Apr 2021
press release

The Long Game: Sound Transit Extensions, a Master Plan for OSU Cascades Campus, the new Climate Pledge Arena

Building community and exceptional places for civic life is a long game. It requires vision, commitment, and a team of many. Read our full newsletter and subscribe here!

Feb 2021
event

The Architectural League of New York American Roundtable Grant: “Dynamic Landscapes,” South Beach, Washington

On February 26, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM PST, the South Beach team South Beach team presents a year of research and exploration of a deeply dynamic place on the Washington coast facing the future of sea level rise, tectonic plate shift and tsunami. Check it out here.   Photography: Eirik Johnson

Feb 2021
press release

The Architectural League of New York American Roundtable Grant: “Dynamic Landscapes,” South Beach, Washington

The American Roundtable initiative goes live!  Director Nicholas Anderson describes the hopes for the project (Read more here). The South Beach team report reflects a year of research and exploration of Washington State’s coastal community facing the future of sea level rise, tectonic plate shift and tsunami joins nine other research efforts (Check out the full project here). Photography: Eirik Johnson 

Jan 2021
new hire

Ted Benge Joins Swift Company!

Ted brings with him his passion for and experience in campus, civic, and urban design. Ted believes design should be rooted in the unique character of a site’s individual spatial qualities, environment, history, and context. Ted is excited to land in Seattle and begin exploring and fishing the back country.

Nov 2020
award

Eastern Washington University Pence Union

Eastern Washington University Pence Union Building continues to win awards for design excellence including citation awards from AIA Washington Council and AIA New England Design. The heart of university life, the renovated student union focuses on places to gather, study, and celebrate. Photography: Kevin Scott

Nov 2020
press release

Seattle Builds its Best Urban Plaza

Clair Enlow continues her comprehensive investigation of the built environment in her November article in Post Alley, Seattle’s Market Place of Ideas. In Seattle Builds It’s Best Urban Plaza, Clair dives into the story of 2+U, a remarkable contribution to urban life.

Oct 2020
new hire

Rhiannon Neuville Joins the Swift Company Team!

Swift Company LLC is happy to welcome Rhiannon Neuville to our team! Rhiannon brings her global landscape experiences and community mindset to Swift Company.

Jul 2020
press release
OSU Cascades Land Reclamation Project Complete

OSU Cascades Land Reclamation Project Complete

The first of four projects creates the foundation for campus infrastructure, campus open space and classrooms. The 46-acre, 100-foot deep former pumice mine has been reclaimed through the processing and moving of pumice and landfill material. The material was innovatively recycled on site through the blending of landfill material, landfill cover soil and material from the pumice mine for a suitable engineered fill, raising the mine up to 40-feet in some areas and establishing rough grades for the future campus projects. More information here.