Sugarmont Plaza is a temporary plaza to be located at the former Deseret Industries site located at 2232 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. The site has been vacant for approximately one year, and is currently owned by Salt Lake City. The proposed project is to create a vibrant, casual public gathering space using the[…]
Spring 2013 has been busy getting ready for the growing season. This year VODA’s been involved with Emerson Elementary in Salt Lake City to develop a new school garden. Starting in January we’ve been meeting with teachers and parents to craft a plan for the first phase of the school’s new garden. With curriculum and[…]
VODA worked with the Artspace organization and Wasatch Community Gardens to help craft a new community garden in downtown Salt Lake City. VODA applauds any effort to improve the neighborhood, and to build a stronger sense of community in our city. As landscape architects, we support programs that will educate the wider population of the[…]
VODA worked on a team led by CRSA to craft a master land use plan for the Cache Logan Airport area. Involving all adjacent communities, the master land use plan was created to ensure that future development along the two major corridors adjacent to the airport was compatible with the continued operations of the airport. GIS and other mapping software was used to analyze environmental and developmental constraints to development in the study area.
In 2009 VODA worked on a team at CRSA to assist Nibley City in creating new Commercial and Institutional Design Standards. These standards were developed with the input of both the Planning Commission and City Council, and adopted successfully in 2009. Several meetings were held directly with the City Council, and weekly progress reports were[…]
Working on a team with CRSA, VODA worked with the lead architect for the new Davis County Senior Center, an addition to the Davis County Health Department building. Together the team developed conceptual plans and final construction documents quickly in order to take advantage of low construction costs. The landscape design included lush but low[…]
VODA staff worked with the architecture team at CRSA to craft site plan options for the new Magna Branch of the Salt Lake County Library. Several options were explored, and more refined landscape options were developed to assist the client in seeing the possibilities for public interface at the library entrance. With a prime location[…]
Working on a team with CRSA, VODA staff designed the low water-use landscape for this cutting edge project. This LEED Platinum certified facility is located on previously developed land adjacent to a restored wetland complex and nature preserve. All plantings used on the site are native and require little to no water. Rainwater is collected[…]
Working on a team at CRSA, Mark Morris of VODA directed mapping and documentation for a needs assessment for five properties owned and operated by BYU- Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. The project involved documenting existing conditions for the five properties, and making recommendations for future use and program expansion for the university.
Working with the University of Utah, Mark Morris of VODA assisted Wasatch Community Gardens with a systems analysis in 2005. Using mapping and design programs, Mark worked with WCG to understand the populations that were most benefiting from the community gardens, and how a redesign of the Fairpark Garden might improve efficiencies. With four community gardens in Salt Lake City, Wasatch Community Gardens is the city’s largest community garden organization, and also offers workshops to educate home gardeners in how to increase their own food production. […]