17.032.OBE Parks Perspective

Trackline Trails Master Plan

The Ogden Business Exchange is an outdoor-recreation lifestyle business and industrial park on the site of the former Ogden Union Stockyards.  Io previously completed the Master Plan for the entire development.  In this phase of the project we worked with the Ogden Trails Network and a mountain bike trail design specialist, Cimarron Chacon, to master[…]

Madsen residence, 643 East 100 South, Salt Lake City.  24 May 1917

Historic Landscapes Part II: Utah’s Cultural & Historical Landscapes

This is the Part II of a 5-part blog series about historic landscape preservation, you can read Part I here. Because the historical landscape is a direct result of our cultural history and historic interactions with the landscape, the periods of landscape history correlate with significant periods in any given region’s history. In this article we[…]

The circulation plan for the park was based on an old diagram of the Ogden Railyards.

Io team wins AIA reVIVE design competition

The results of the Lester Park design competition have been announced, and the winner is… “Community Tapestry” by Io Design Collaborative’s own Shalae Larsen with team members Jake Alex McIntire and James Argo!  Read more about it in today’s Standard Examiner! The competition was put on by the Utah Chapter of the American Institute of[…]


Stilwell’s Sentinel Trees Bear Witness

This article by Io principal Susan Crook was published in the June 2014 Union Vedette, the newsletter of the Fort Douglas Military Museum. Stilwell Field has played an essential role at Fort Douglas from the founding of the post on October 20, 1862 to the present stewardship of the Fort Douglas National Historic Landmark (NHL)[…]

Kowsky book cover

The Best Planned City in the World?

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) famously said, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”  George Santayana, (1863-1952) apparently did know history and repeated Burke’s quotation as “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) took exception.  “We’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That’s what it[…]