ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES

We believe that creating vibrant, walkable, urban communities helps to preserve prime agricultural farmland and wild places. But that doesn't mean that urban communities need to live in concrete jungles. We work to preserve green-fields and in restoring ecology and ecological function through urban forests, green infrastructure, bioswales, green roofs, and urban parks, playgrounds, and trail systems. Incorporating ecology and ecological function into your landscape project offers the following benefits:

• Reduced urban heat island effect through vegetative cover

• Improved air quality

• Reduced runoff

• Stormwater management, filtration & infiltration

• Expanded wildlife habitats

• Pollinator-friendly plantings

• Water-wise site improvements

• Opportunities for human connection to nature

• Passive solar heating & cooling strategies for buildings

Let's Talk

Before we get started, please tell us more about your project! If we determine that your project is a good fit for our expertise, someone from our team will be in touch with you about the next steps within 1-2 business days.

Our Design Process

"One does not simply walk into Mordor."

— Boromir, Lord of the Rings

Embarking on a major construction or renovation project can feel like an exciting adventure, filled with opportunity, but also potential pitfalls and challenges. Our Design Quest process guides you through the intricacies of planning, design, communication, and construction - to reach the pinnacle of success for your project.

Step 1: Discovery

Together, we'll identify any obstacles and outline your goals. This process provides clarity on your current position and the steps needed to achieve your desired outcome.

Step 2: Vision

This pivotal step allows us to understand your project’s specific challenges and opportunities. We’ll work together to hone in on your unique design style and align your vision with your budget, laying the groundwork for successful implementation.

Step 3: Design Magic

Delve into the realm of possibility, through a meticulous 3D model, refining the layout and selecting materials to fulfill your vision. This transformative phase empowers you to visualize your future project in all its grand potential.

Step 4: The Map

Detailed documents will serve as a guide for contractors, providing clear direction, to ensure that the design is faithfully implemented and conflicts are resolved efficiently during construction.

Step 5: Transformation

Together, we navigate the construction process, assisting you in obtaining bids from qualified contractors and observing the construction progress to ensure adherence to the design.

For a more detailed description of the Design Quest Process click here…

What our clients are saying...

Ogden City Business Development

Io LandArch has successfully provided a variety of services for Ogden City – from documenting historic landscapes to preparing the master plan for a major redevelopment project. Io created the design concept for the Ogden Business Exchange, a redevelopment project that is transforming a historic but vacant stockyard into a state-of-the-art business park. Io’s design weaves in the rich history of the site and its proximity to natural amenities to create a truly unique sense of place..

By Sara Meess Project Coordinator

City of South Salt Lake

Io has been a tremendous help to the City of South Salt Lake as they have worked over the years to help plan and design numerous city buildings and parks. We are grateful for this consistency and reliability as we complete many projects in phases. Io’s attention to detail and quality and willingness to listen to our needs ensures we are always happy with the end product.

By Sharen Hauri Urban Design Director

Amy Jorgensen

I absolutely love working with Io! They are smart, insightful, and excellent at what they do. Their team is keenly attuned to the relationships between history, place and design - and work closely with clients to build a plan that is responsive and visionary. A pleasure to work with, Io brings the best work to the table, I give them my highest recommendation.

Ogden Contemporary Arts

Ogden Contemporary Arts were lucky enough to work with io Landarch on our outdoor sculpture park, PLATFORMS. Shalae was critical to pulling off this community project. She offered their services as an in-kind donation and even went as far as recommending volunteer options, as we are a nonprofit with limited funds. The outcome was astonishing. What was once a lot of overgrown weeds, chain-link, and trash, is now a welcoming park scattered with beautiful native plants and whimsical winding pathways. Ogden is lucky to have such a community-oriented landscape architecture firm in our community.

By Venessa Castagnoli Executive Director

The Pingree Mansion

Io LandArch custom-designed my solar-carport. They even got approval from the historic landmark commission where I live (which would have been a headache to do on my own). It turned out beautifully. It’s as much work of art as it is carport and fit my budget. I’m very happy with the results and highly recommend them.

By Rebecca Sato

Our Projects

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