Market and Exchange Plaza Work Featured on The City Show

April 2014

Surface 678 founder and president Walt Havener and Charlie Bradley, a landscape architect with Surface 678, joined The City Show to discuss plans for downtown Raleigh’s Market and Exchange Plazas. Grant Meacci, the director of Raleigh’s Urban Design Center, was also included as a panelist. The segment was filmed and released on Feb. 11, 2014. The clip involving Bradley, Read More…

Lappas + Havener Is Now Surface 678

September 2013

Lappas + Havener has rebranded as “Surface 678″ to reflect our firm’s established expertise in creating iconic landscapes throughout the southeastern United States – specifically horticulture temperature zones six, seven and eight. The timing of the new name coincides with three milestones for the firm: Surface 678 is celebrating its 20th anniversary; one of the firm’s Read More…

Lappas + Havener Selected By City of Raleigh to Redesign Pedestrian Malls

September 2013

Lappas + Havener has been hired by the City of Raleigh to redesign two downtown pedestrian malls to make them more engaging for downtown workers and patrons. The firm has been tasked with “place making” environments around Raleigh’s Exchange and Market plazas to boost pedestrian traffic, and to encourage local restaurants and retail shops to extend their Read More…