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.
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.
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.
Mr. Kawasaki is a landscape architect and project manager with over 15 years of professional experience in the field of landscape architecture in both New York City and Tokyo. He has comprehensive design, management, construction supervision and permitting process experience in various projects ranging from urban streetscapes to large public parks.
Mr. Staresnick offers seven years experience working with multidisciplinary teams to ensure that the landscape planning and site design components are successfully realized. His experience within urban contexts covers diverse project types and scales including streetscapes, plazas, open space revitalization, mixed-use developments, productive greenroofs and academic campuses. This coupled with his interests in public engagement, culture, environment, and history collectively inspires innovative and meaningful design ideas.