Sergio Lima completed his architecture and landscape architecture studies in Italy, Spain, and Canada and moved to the United States in 2000. An Associate at SWA group since 2001, Sergio has worked on a wide range of landscape projects, both in the US and abroad. Some notable projects include the Landscape Design (currently ongoing) for the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai and the Academy of Science in San Francisco.
Prior to his career in the US, Sergio cooperated with the History Department of the University of Palermo, participated in several international workshops in Cairo and in Beirut, and published articles on historical Middle Eastern architecture and urban design.
Sergio has a particular interest in the contamination of historic landscapes and historic urban spaces with contemporary design. Much of his design attention through his career has been directed at the use of planting material, and working on projects in different parts of the world, he has developed substantial knowledge of plants from different climates.
Sergio teaches LAN 180: Plants in the Landscape, as well as LAN 658: Landscape, Theory & Design.