Creating a More Fluid Design Process

Designing with purpose is important to us at Surface 678. Therefore, the programs we use play a major role in the success of every design and project. We had a chance to sit down with Vectorworks to demonstrate our process through each project and how their program has made an

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Surface Receives Award in International Design Competition

Surface 678 has received an Honorable Mention for participation in the Atlantic Beach Boardwalk International Design Competition. The Town of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina is using an international design competition to select the firm to lead the design of a major upgrade to its oceanside boardwalk and surrounding areas. Over 50

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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

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Bloc 83

Surface Wins 4 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards in 2021

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

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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

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BB&T Leadership Institute

Surface 678 Wins Three 2020 NCASLA Design Awards

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NC ASLA) recognized three Surface 678 projects with one honor and two merit awards for 2020. NCASLA Awards Chair Auggie Wong announced: “We are proud of award-winning projects, which speak to ecological resiliency, cultural celebration, and equity in our

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Raleigh Union Station

Surface 678 Wins Three 2019 ASLA Southeast Region Design Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern Region recognized three Surface 678 projects with design excellence awards at a ceremony held on June 3 during the Leading Transformations Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. Barrett Armstrong chaired a jury that chose the winning work from entries submitted by firms in Alabama,

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North Carolina Museum of Art Expansion

Surface 678 Honored with 2017 ASLA Award

We are pleased to announce that the North Carolina Museum of Art West Building Landscape has been selected as a 2017 ASLA Professional Honor Award recipient. Selected from 465 submissions, the awards honor top projects in the US and around the world.  The compelling landscape draws visitors from the galleries

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Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve Achieves SITES Certification

SURFACE 678  and The City of Raleigh are pleased to announce that its completed Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve project is one of twelve developments across the U.S. to achieve certification in 2015 from the SITES rating program for sustainable, high-performance landscapes. Launched in 2009, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) aims to

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