Unified Vision: A Landscape Approach to Enhancing Student Life on Duke’s West Campus

Duke University Hollows Residence Hall

Earlier this year, our team submitted our work on Duke University’s West Campus residence halls to the Society of College and Planning (SCUP) 2023. In turn, this project received a SCUP Honor Award of Excellence in Landscape Architecture, earning Surface 678’s very first SCUP award! Including the Historic Quads, Edens Quad, and the Hollows, the […]

Surface 678 Wins Three NC ASLA Awards in 2022

We are happy to share that Surface 678 won three NC ASLA Awards in 2022 for Bloc[83], NC State University Fitts-Woolard Hall, and UNC Charlotte Stormwater Master Plan. We are extremely happy for our team and proud of all the hard work that our designers have put into each of these projects.

The Stitch: Winner of the 2022 Redevelopment Project of the Year Award

From a local retail landmark to a socially regenerative space, The Stitch has been named an NAIOP NC 2022 Redevelopment Project of the Year Award winner! Formerly the Morrisville Outlet Mall, The Stitch was resurrected from the bones of the fallow mall. The intent of the site design was to renew and restore the already […]

Surface Wins 4 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards in 2021

Bloc 83

Surface 678 has won 4 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance in 2021. The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance recognize outstanding new contributions to the character, environment, and appearance of the City of Raleigh. Surface won awards for three projects: John Chavis Memorial Park, Bloc[83], and North Carolina State University Fitts-Woolard Hall. […]


Swati Khimesra

SWATI KHIMESRA TO SERVE AS FIRM’S FIRST CEO DURHAM, N.C. – Today, Surface 678 announced that the firm’s principals have unanimously elected Swati Khimesra, PLA, LEED AP, RELi APas Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President, effective immediately. Khimesra, who is a multi-award-winning landscape architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, previously served as a principal and […]