Center Street Historic District Standards

Io worked with Loom PD and the City of Logan to develop design standards and guidelines for residential and commercial buildings, and sites located within the Center Street Historic District. These standards will function as a benchmark for the preservation and treatment of historic properties and new construction within the historic district. Based on the[…]

Community Tapestry

Io’s winning entry into this AIA design competition was inspired by a diagram of Ogden City’s historic rail yard. It features a flowing network of sinuous rail-like paths highlighted by the bold use of color. A central plaza space is anchored by an interpretive roundhouse pavilion. Recycled railroad ties embedded into rolling landscape berms provide[…]

Ogden Avenue Plaza

Our master plan for this unique plaza is inspired by Ogden’s Art Deco Architecture, but with a modern organic twist celebrating the city’s outdoor culture. The design takes advantage of grade change across the site and accommodates a plethora of uses (including plaza, performance, and reception space) through a stepped design that creates an angular[…]

Neon Plaza

As part of the greater Kiesel Avenue Streetscape Master Plan, the design for Neon Plaza was intended to provide a dynamic public space that would host various art installations including digital media exhibitions.  The site was once home to the historic Alhambra Theatre, the original façade of which informed the shape and placement of two[…]

Oasis Pavilion

The Oasis Garden Outdoor Learning Center, designed by Io Principal Shalae Larsen and Architect Steve Simmons, simultaneously addresses issues of community, urbanism, agriculture, and water for a community garden in the heart of Ogden, Utah. The garden is a project of the Junior League of Ogden, as part of its mission to improve the lives[…]

Central Park Community Center

Central Park was a former elementary school that was acquired by the city of South Salt Lake in 2009.  While the initial plan for the park was to demolish the school and transform the entire 9-acre site into a community park; the building was immediately adapted for temporary use by the city’s Police Athletic League,[…]

Pioneer Craft House

Pioneer Craft House is a community arts center in the heart of South Salt Lake – a project that has come together under the conjoined efforts of the City of South Salt Lake, CRSA, Community Studio, ZAP Funding and Io Landscape Architecture. Together, we have provided an outward expression of vitality that honors both the[…]