Balmori Associates

We are an international urban and landscape design firm. Founded by Diana Balmori in 1990, the office is now led by partners Noemie Lafaurie-Debany and Javier Gonzalez-Campana, and supported by a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual team. We are recognized across the globe for our  interfacing of landscape and architecture.

The main tenet of our work is to set up a different type of relationship between ourselves and each of the elements of nature: soil, water, air, plants and animals. We want to change our ways of dealing with them, treat them as parts of ourselves. To do this, two sustainable design principles guide us: to have low-impact, and to be regenerative of the sites we work on.

Our portfolio includes executed projects at all scales, and award-winning competitions. It has garnered numerous awards for design excellence and sustainability. In 1998, Balmori Associates’ Master Plan won the international competition for the waterfront development of the Abandoibarra district of Bilbao, Spain. In 2005, we designed the greenroof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, New York, the largest scientifically monitored green roof in the United States. In the fall of 2012 Korean Prime Minister and several ministries moved from Seoul to Sejong, South Korea new multifunctional administrative city, a zero-waste urban plan designed by us.