Swati Khimesra


  • Master of Urban Design, Distinction, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2003
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, 2002

Swati Khimesra is a landscape architect, principal and senior partner at Surface 678, where she brings over 17 years of experience over diverse geographic locations. Prior to joining Surface 678, Ms. Khimesra worked with EDSA in Fort Lauderdale, P Landscape in Bangkok, and Perkins and Will in Minneapolis where she led multiple award-winning projects. Central to her work is the crafting of user experiences that provide a deeper connection to nature through the medium of landscape architecture and the merging of design with art, culture, and sustainable infrastructure.

Swati’s leadership experience and management of complex multi-disciplinary design teams in both the private and public development sectors highlights her firm understanding of the collaborative design process, from site inventory and analysis through design and construction.

Project Experience

BB&T Leadership Institute, Greensboro, NC
Carpenter Fire Station Road Park Master Plan, Cary, NC
Duke University Genome Court Plaza, Durham, NC
Duke University Medical Campus Bed Tower Addition, Durham, NC
Duke University Medical Science Research Building III, Durham, NC
Duke University School of Nursing Physical Therapy Building, Durham, NC
Kaleideum Museum and Liberty Plaza, Winston-Salem, NC
Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs, Holly Springs, NC