Davis County Libraries: Landscape Facilities Master Planning

Davis County Libraries: Landscape Facilities Master Planning

VODA undertook master planning and landscape architectural services for two Davis County Library facilities. The goal of the project was to create appealing, attractive low-water use landscapes around the library buildings, as well as to streamline the site layout at the Central Branch, which had circulation and maintenance issues to be addressed.

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At the project’s outset, the libraries were surrounded by water-intensive, primarily turf grass landscapes, which provided minimal environmental benefit to the surrounding area. Through a master planning and design process which thoughtfully responded to the needs and aspirations of many stakeholders, VODA developed a phased approach to implementing a water wise landscape for each site.

The design also provided ecosystem services such as storm water filtration, pollinator-friendly plants, and strategically located shade trees to lower summer temperatures in the library buildings.

Project Info

  • Client: Davis County Libraries
  • Project Completion: ongoing
  • Location: Layton and Centerville, Utah
  • Budget: $2 million
  • Scope of Services: Master Planning, Design, Phasing