Winning Team: Baton Rouge Lakes Presentation, SWA Group with Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects

SWA  Group (Houston), in association with Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects

For more than five decades, SWA has been recognized as a world leader in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. The firm has worked in more than 60 countries. Although SWA is a large firm, it is organized into small studio-based offices to enhance creativity and response time to clients. The work for the lakes project will be led by SWA Houston in association with Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects.

Team partners:  Biohabitats, Pros Consulting, Stantec

Representative projects: Buffalo Bayou Promenade in Houston, LSU’s Hill Farm Master Plan, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Arboretum in Orange, Texas.

Center for Planning Excellence

CPEX created and implemented an outreach plan for the project that included public meetings and public relations. 


The planning team was chosen by panel that was comprised of representatives of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, LSU, BREC, city-parish government, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Department of Transportation, underwriters of the project and lakes-area homeowners.

See SWA Group's Powerpoint presentation HERE.

Powerpoint presentations from all of the teams may be found HERE.