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The Meadows Art Plaza

The Steppe at the Meadows, is a pedestrian plaza adjacent to the Ogden River Parkway.  The bio-inspired design draws inspiration from the succession of plant communities from grassland to shrub land to forest.  Io created a bold horizontal rhythm using a concrete paving pattern that morphs from the ground plane into raised planters and benches. […]

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[…]



The Argyle in Downtown Salt Lake City, is a 1960’s era apartment complex that recently underwent a complete renovation.  The owners were seeking to capture a hip, young urban audience, while capitalizing on the vintage flare of the existing building.  Io worked to create an authentic mid-century modern pool area.  Io designed the butterfly-roof cabanas,[…]



Io was retained by Ogden City to help plan for and design an urban connector between Ogden’s Historic 25th Street and The Junction. Even though these districts are just one block apart, there was little visual or physical connections between them to encourage visitors (specifically pedestrians) to flow from one space into the other. The[…]



As part of the greater Kiesel Avenue Streetscape Proposal, the design for Neon Plaza was intended to provide outdoor common space for the tenants of the adjacent historic Kiesel and Hurst buildings, presently planned for renovation. The plaza would also offer an intriguing destination between Historic 25th Street and the Junction. The site was formerly[…]

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Gateway Garden

Gateway Garden is a small pocket park along the S-Line Streetcar and Parley’s Trail. Its style reflects the S-Line design standards to match the furniture, lighting and paving for a harmonious design. Users often come here as they travel on the trail or train, making it a resting spot or waiting area. It also serves[…]


Ogden Project Unites History, Nature, Industry, and Sport

This week marks another milestone in Ogden City’s bid to become the outdoor recreation capital of the West with the kickoff of the Ogden Business Exchange Project.  Nicknamed “Trackline”, the project is a proposed industrial/business park that will serve as a hub of activity for bike, bike-related, and otherwise outdoor products companies.  Over the past[…]

(re)PARK on Historic 25th

Io Landscape Architecture, in conjunction with Carbon Architects, hosted the first ever PARK(ing) Day in Ogden on September 20, 2013. By overtaking two parking spaces on Historic 25th Street, we were able to create a pop-up park featuring bench seating, grass space and a riverside beach-front complete with goldfish. The park installation, titled (re)PARK, was[…]

PARK(ing) Day is Coming to Ogden

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005,[…]