U Street Residence; Salt Lake City, UT

With a small and poorly organized backyard in Salt Lake City’s Avenue’s neighborhood, the client needed to rethink how the space was to be used. VODA worked closely with the client to design spaces that would be of the most use to them, including two outdoor patio spaces, large seating steps connecting the upper and lower levels of the yard, and a large “green screen” to mask the parking area. We brought in some additional shade for the south facing yard using a strategically placed shade tree, and an overhead canvas shade structure that could be retracted when needed.