Instructor: Thomas Balsley

Thomas Balsley
Thomas Balsley, FASLA, is a principal of the newly incorporated SWA/Balsley, in New York City, and the founder of the firm it replaces, Thomas Balsley Associates, best known for its fusion of landscape and urbanism in public parks and plazas. He is also a principal at SWA.

For over 35 years, Balsley has created public spaces that enrich the community through landscape architecture and urban design. His work often exists in the margins of the city, the industrial edges, the waterfronts and vestigial spaces found in and around the urban grid. Balsley has reshaped social and cultural spaces around the world by sparking the public's imagination with robust sustainable landscapes that are teeming with public life and a source of civic pride.

Classes by this instructor

From Skyline to Shoreline: Imaginative Waterfronts of NYC
This year's Winter Lecture Series celebrates three distinguished individuals—Tom Balsley, Warrie Price, and Signe Nielsen—who have meaningfully contributed to New York City's green spaces over the past several decades, using innovative designs for more...
243LAN807A 01/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Balsley

Hunters Point South Park, once a barren post-industrial site, has emerged as an international model for resilient waterfronts that is both urban and other-worldly. Designed by world-renowned landscape architect Tom Balsley, FASLA, this park embraces the shoreline of NYC's east more...
243LAN807B 01/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Balsley