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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[…]


Fitts Park

Io’s master plan for Fitts Park focuses on stream bank restoration for Millcreek and two smaller tributary canals that flow through the site; as well as trail development within the park and connection to the broader Mill Creek Trail system. The plan was the result of a coordinated effort with the City of South Salt Lake, and[…]

This central space features a railroad roundhouse inspired pergola, the articulation is inspired by the mid-century formalism of the adjacent library building.

Community Tapestry

Io’s winning entry in the reVIVE design competition, weaves a dynamic narrative of history, culture, and ecology. Inspired by a historic diagram of the Ogden rail yard, the design creates a sinuous circulation network connecting varied programmatic elements while maintaining large swaths of green-space. Introduced topography creates a sense of spatial progression, and adds more[…]

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Io Design Collaborative worked with The Nature Conservancy to oversee the design and installation of hiking trails, wayfinding, and educational signage at the newly formed White Dome Nature Preserve in St. George, Utah. The 660-acre preserve is habitat for the endangered Dwarf Bear Poppy and the threatened Siler Pincushion Cactus.         



Io’s Master Plan for the adaptive re-use of the Ogden Union Stockyards, transformed this once bustling industrial, turned vacant brownfield site, into a modern hub for outdoor recreation manufacturing.  In addition to documenting the site’s expansive livestock pens, loading chutes, art-deco watering troughs, and patterned concrete; Io created a development plan that worked to preserve[…]


Oasis Pavilion

The Oasis Community garden is a 1.75-Acre urban & food oasis, in the heart of central Ogden. In 2012 we teamed with architect Steve Simmons to design an education pavilion that included demonstration kitchen, greenhouse, rainwater harvesting and covered gathering space for 100 people. The design has been featured in the Drylands Design exhibition, at[…]

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Central Park

Io worked closely with the City of South Salt Lake on the design and implementation of Central Park. Our work began with a comprehensive master plan for the site, and included phased construction documents including civil and electrical engineering. The city has been pleased with our work, and offered the following testimonial about the project:[…]

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Solitude Development

Io collaborated on this master plan for a residential development near Solitude Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We worked with Architect Steve Simmons who created a modern building typology to fit the wooded hillside of the site. Io performed an initial site analysis, including a slope analysis that would ultimately drive the layout of the proposed[…]