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VODA’s been working with the homeowners association for the Governor’s Square Condos in the Marmalade neighborhood of Salt Lake City for several months on a landscape rehabilitation project. With the building approaching 50 years in age, the landscape was beginning to show its age as well. Several important updates had been completed on the building[…]
Salt Lake City’s urban core is undergoing a renaissance of sorts–with increased interest in reusing under-utilized properties for commercial or residential projects. VODA’s been working on landscape design for a residential project in the transit-oriented development area around the 900 South TRAX light-rail station. With a client looking for a modern style and sustainable energy[…]
Here at VODA, we’re big believers in the value of urban infill. For many reasons property in established neighborhoods can become available, or a community may decide that there are better uses for things such as parking lots, industrial areas, or underdeveloped land. We’ve been working for CityBlock lately to assist with the development of[…]
With a Japanese style garden beginning to show its age, the client enlisted VODA to design a clean, updated zen garden for their Federal Heights home. Focusing on concepts of simplicity, asymmetry, and clean lines, the new garden design re-imagines the use of a small space. VODA used local and adaptive materials such as dark[…]
VODA worked with the client to create a landscape master plan for long-term implementation. With the owner working on a home addition and garage remodel, the team worked together to craft a plan that would include all the design elements needed in order to maximize the small home lot. These included a large new patio[…]
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[…]
Working with a very small space can often encourage more efficient use of precious square footage. With an outdoor space measuring only 22 feet by 24 feet, every inch was important for the client of this Rowhaus Residence. VODA designed a simple, modern space, with clean lines, reflective of the Bauhaus aesthetic of these townhomes. […]
VODA worked closely with the clients to create a residential outdoor space to meet precisely the needs and aesthetic of their family. With not much space, and some challenging existing conditions, the final design created a small lawn space as well as a comfortable outdoor entertainment space for intimate or large gatherings. With a large[…]
In 2004 VODA directed the landscape rehabilitation for one of Utah’s most unique Mid-Century modern homes. Designed in the late 1950’s by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Stromquist residence is one of the last projects Wright designed, and is Utah’s only Wright creation. Finished after Wright’s death, the home has had a fascinating history, and was returned to the original homebuilder’s ownership in 1999, Mr. Don Stromquist.
Undertaking a challenging home remodel and addition, the client worked with VODA to update the landscape on the large property surrounding the house. Set on the edge of Salt Lake City’s foothills, this residence needed a very specific planting scheme, and several retaining systems to ensure the safety of the home. In addition, the client[…]
VODA was enlisted by the home owners’ association of the historic Dakota Lofts in downtown Salt Lake City to aid in a renovation of the existing landscape. Set in a highly trafficked urban environment, the landscape needed to be hardy, sustainable, and beautiful. The existing landscape was dominated by high-water use Kentucky bluegrass, and was beginning to show the wear and tear of any busy urban landscape.
Teaming with Hill & Co, VODA worked closely with the client to create an innovative and efficient residence and urban farm project in the heart of Salt Lake City. Building on the client’s experience with running a successful vineyard in Napa Valley, VODA met on a weekly basis to come up with design solutions that would meet the client’s needs for the residence, as well reduce water needs for the urban farm.