Io Principal is ISA Certified Arborist

Io Principal Susan Crook has added ISA Certified Arborist® to her credentials as a licensed landscape architect.  She successfully completed the Certified Arborist examination administered through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the ISA Utah Chapter / Utah Community Forest Council. Crook won’t be climbing trees with a chainsaw, but she will be consulting[…]

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Io’s Newest Landscape Architect

Congratulations to our very own Rachel Lingard for recently passing all 4 sections of the LARE, and receiving licensure in Landscape Architecture! Rachel has been with Io since spring 2012, and has grown into a capable designer and project manager.  Rachel will be the third licensed Landscape Architect for IoLA. “When I was in school[…]

Inspiring Women

Io and Athena: Feminine Design and Leadership

As a women-owned business (whose name is informed by Greek mythology), whose mission is to create sustainable, vibrant communities while mentoring the next generation of female landscape architects, Io Landscape Architecture is pleased to congratulate Shalae Larsen, Io Principal, on her nomination for the prestigious ATHENA Award.  Inspired by the greek goddess Athena, the award[…]

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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[…]

(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,[…]

“Pedaling Revolution” Book Review

What if I told you that there was a way to simultaneously combat global warming, reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, solve the obesity epidemic, save lives, improve air quality, reduce congestion, strengthen community, reduce social isolation, and personally save you an average of $8,000/year, all while bringing you the joy and happiness of your[…]

If Barns Could Talk

If Barns Could Talk A new book by Doug Mottonen Io Landscape Architecture congratulates Doug Mottonen on the release of his highly-anticipated book, If Barns Could Talk.  Io principal Susan Crook has been involved in raising awareness about Utah’s disappearing barns in recent years while on professional sabbatical working for Utah Heritage Foundation and then[…]

Oasis Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony

This past Wednesday evening, a group of community members, city officials, and volunteers gathered in what was a once-vacant lot that has now been transformed into an oasis for urban agriculture.  The group was there to initiate the final phase of over 10-years of planning and hard work to transform the once weed and crime[…]