Senior Staff

Brandon Cappellari
Associate
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Mr. Cappellari brings more than 11 years of experience shaping conceptual ideas into reality for both public and private clients. Prior to joining SWA/Balsley, Brandon specialized in leading the construction observation phase for a number of complex urban projects at both West 8 and AECOM, focusing on design execution and on-site problem solving. His strong technical and intellectual leadership skills have proven effective in liaising among design team members, subconsultants, contractors, and clients. He also serves on the executive board of the New York chapter of ASLA.

Jacob Glazer
Associate
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Jacob brings a wide array of skills to SWA/Balsley. His prior 15 years of client relations and business management experience has contributed to his success as a Project Manager, where he has led projects from concept through to construction for a variety of clients, from private developers to public stakeholders. As a Landscape Designer by training, Jacob has worked extensively on planting plans for large and small scale projects, from public open spaces to plazas and residential amenity terraces. He is deeply passionate about using native plants, and takes pride in having implemented native palettes for projects such as Hunters Point South Waterfront Park and Riverside Park South. He currently serves on the executive committee of the ASLA NY chapter.

Steven Lee
Associate
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Mr. Lee is a landscape architect and urban designer with a passion for urban public spaces and a broad range of work experience at various organizations, including West 8, Fletcher Studio, and PWP Landscape Architecture, as well as public agencies including the San Francisco Planning Department and City of Los Angeles Urban Design Studio. He joined SWA/Balsley as Studio Design & Graphics Director in August 2017 after working as a project leader at West 8, where he led several high-profile projects including Schuylkill Yards and Drexel Square in Philadelphia, Zidell Yards in Portland, Oregon, and a Renzo Piano-designed residential tower in Miami Beach.

Jim Welsh, RLA, LEED, AP
Senior Associate
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In his 20 years of experience, Mr. Welsh has designed and directed a wide range of projects including higher education and corporate campuses, mass transit systems, urban plazas, schools, bicycle and pedestrian trails, open space, and parkland. As an integral member of the firm, he brings broad experience in working with communities, diverse client groups, and consultants in a collaborative context.